Kennebec County Extension Association is Looking for Volunteers, Act Locally!

The Kennebec County Extension Association has openings for people to serve on their board. Extension programs are run by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and are designed to bring practical, research-based information from the University of Maine into the county to meet local needs. County Extension Associations have a long history in Maine. The first one was established in 1915 to help direct the work of county educators and professionals. Since 1919, Maine’s County Extension Act has defined the role of these county associations in carrying out Extension work.

In partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff, each County Extension Association formulates and helps secure annual funding from the county government by working with the County Commissioners and Budget Advisory Committee. Extension Associations advise faculty with important and need-based programming ideas, are aware of extension programming (breadth and depth) and help to promote extension programming in their respective circles, community, and municipality.

The Kennebec County Extension Association is specifically searching for members from the following municipalities: Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Clinton, Oakland, Rome, Waterville, Winslow, and Unity Township.

The KCEA Application will be coming online shortly. To request a copy of the application please email Diana Hartley at or call 207.622.7546.