'Engaging With the Public' Tip Sheets from U of M Extension
County commissioners and department heads are engaging county citizens more and more in redesign efforts across the state. The University of Minnesota Extension Leadership and Civic Engagement educators have developed a series of best practice tip sheets on how to engage the public to make more informed choices. It’s well documented that community leaders who involve the people affected by decisions are more likely to increase public trust and support.
2016 -18 Memorandum of Agreement between Minnesota Counties and the University of Minnesota Extension
If you have further questions about this document, please contact the Extension regional director affiliated to your county. Regional Director List by County
The AMC Extension Committee is a Special AMC Committee established by the Board of Directors. The overall purpose of the AMC Extension Committee is to look at ways to strengthen the partnership between county government and the University of Minnesota. This includes providing a commissioner’s perspective on Extension administrative decisions impacting counties and program emphasis in the state, and serving in an advisory capacity. Click here for a full description of the AMC Extension Committee.
Purpose: To strengthen the partnership between county government and University of Minnesota Extension.
Responsibilities: Committee members also provide county commissioners’ perspectives on Extension administrative decisions impacting counties, negotiation of the statewide memorandum of agreement, awareness of Extension program emphasis in the state, selection of the AMC Community Youth Leadership awards and serving in an overall advisory capacity to the Dean of Extension.
Membership: Two delegates are appointed from AMC districts 1 through 9 and three delegates from district 10. The delegates are appointed by the district director or voted on by district members. Terms are three years with the option of reappointment if the district dictates. The committee is governed by a chair and vice chair selected from the committee membership yearly.
Attendance: Committee participation is critical. Therefore, if a member misses three meetings in one calendar year, the association president can request that the district director appoint a new representative.
Meetings: Meets three times in person including, at the Legislative Conference, late August/early September in St. Paul with the University of Minnesota Extension Citizens Advisory Committee and at the AMC Annual Conference. The summer meeting is sponsored by Extension and it includes a trip to the Minnesota State Fair to meet with the 4-H ambassadors to learn about 4-H fair participation (no reimbursement for travel or per diem). All other meetings by phone and/or Go-To-Meeting as needed.
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