Board & Governance

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The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County is to improve the lives of individuals and communities through the practical application of objective, up-to-date, research-based knowledge. As an extension of Cornell University, we deliver accessible lifelong learning opportunities to audiences that include children, youth, child care providers, landowners, farm and business operators, and local government officials. Through our programs we help people and families achieve their greatest potential and lead healthy, safe and rewarding lives; we contribute to the strength of our economy; and we encourage responsible stewardship of the environment. We believe that our success depends on being committed to excellence, accountable for results, and responsive to emerging needs. 


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 Oneida County (CCE Oneida) is governed by a 14 member Board of Directors that consists of 12 elected community volunteers; 1 voting member appointed by the Oneida County Legislature and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Oneida County who bring their knowledge of community needs and concerns to the governance of this organization. Our board sets policy, hires staff, 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 Oneida County, and review the effectiveness of our efforts. 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.

CCE Oneida is delighted to have active and diverse Board of Directors and Program Committees, which are key to achieving strong and meaningful community impacts! If, as you read more about how we are governed, you believe you have a contribution to make to our programming as a volunteer, please get in touch! We welcome your input and ideas!


Terri Harrison
Office Manager/Sr. Administrative Assistant
(315) 736-3394 x168

Last updated April 2, 2024