Kennebec County Extension Association

Pie chart depicting the roles of supporting local Extension work (in three segments): 1. Kennebec County Government - managing and procuring the annual budget; 2. Support of Our Plan of Work in three bullet points: Agriculture and Master Gardener, 4-H Youth Development and Healthy Families; and 3. Outreach to the Community - Communicating the value of Extension programs.

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.



Officers

President
Anne Trenholme, Manchester

Vice President
Cathy Thomas, Pittston

Secretary
Mary Jane Stafford, Winslow

Members

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


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