2021 Board of Directors at Hemlock Fair

Members of the Board getting a tour at the Hemlock Fair.

Board of Directors meeting at the Hemlock Fairgrounds

4-H members leading a tour at the Hemlock Fair.

Board of Directors

People support decisions they help to make, and Cornell Cooperative Extension believes strongly in shared leadership through locally elected Boards of Directors and active program development committees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County is governed by a nine member Board of Directors and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Livingston County who bring their knowledge of community needs and concerns to the governance of this organization. Our board sets policy, prioritizes educational programs, and works with Extension's educational staff to ensure program effectiveness.

Program Committees for each of our issue areas guide the direction of the workshops, classes, and other services that we offer the residents of Livingston County. Our programs have evolved over the years to reflect changes in values, ethics, community norms, family structures, mobility and the economy in direct response to this grassroots community involvement.

If, as you read more about how we are governed, believe you have a contribution to make to our programming as a volunteer, please get in touch! We welcome your input and ideas!


  • Mary Guldenschuh, Pres.
  • Anna Macauley, Sec.
  • Tim Hayes, Treas.
  • Tess McKeel, VP
  • Janey Barrett
  • Craig Macauley
  • Nancy Rice
  • Megan Coty
  • Nita Hawkins
  • Dwight Knapp, Board of Supervisors Representative
  • Adam Hughes, State Extension Specialist


Matthew Cole
Executive Director

Last updated April 10, 2024