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Kennebec County Extension Association

As the educational arm of County Government, Kennebec County Extension Association (KCEA) is the citizens advisory group for University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Kennebec County. UMaine Extension’s successful educational programs result from a federal, state, and county partnership that address the issues of Kennebec County residents. Since 1919, when the Maine Legislature passed the County Extension Act, the University of Maine has been in all Maine communities with a local county office that is funded by county government. KCEA oversees the funding allocated by the Kennebec County Commissioners, that provides housing, support staff and basic operations for UMaine Extension in Kennebec County.


President- Anne Trenholme, ManchesterChart depicting the roles of supporting local Extenion work, outreach to the commmunity, and connecting with the Kennebec County government

Vice President- Cathy Thomas, Pittston

Secretary- Mary Jane Stafford, Winslow


Ida Gammon, Augusta

Denis Thoet, Augusta

Gloria Payne, Augusta

Heidi Chadbourne, Manchester

Sharon McPherson, Vassalboro

4-H Leaders’ Association President- Lori Larrabee, Litchfield

Youth Member- Wyatt White, China


Kennebec County Extension Association is looking for volunteers to serve.

New to Extension? Resources for new volunteers.

KCEA Bylaws

Meeting Minutes

Annual Meeting Information

Plan of Work

KCEA Volunteer Description and Norms of KCEA

Final Quarter Interview


10 Basic Responsibilities of Extension Associations

Partnership Matrix: In depth look at the roles, responsibilities, and partnerships within Extension