Hotline: 816.833.TREE (8733)

Leadership

University of Missouri Extension Leadership

Tamra Reall

Horticulture Specialist, Urban West Region Coordinator
Field Specialist in Horticulture
Jackson County Extension Center
Phone: 816-252-5051, Email: reallt@missouri.edu


Catherine Bylinowski

Horticulture Instructor, Jackson County, Urban West Region
Phone: 816-252-5051, Fax: 816-252-5575, Email: bylinowskic@missouri.edu
Cathy Bylinowski grew up in St. Louis . She has been involved in community gardening, vegetable gardening, and native plant education for over 20 years. She completed a M.S. in Horticulture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas in 2001.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors (those with voting rights) includes the Officers, the Standing Committee Chairs, and the County At-Large Representatives.

Officers

Officer Officer’s Name
(term expires)
President Patti Hickman (01/2022)
Vice-President Sherri Carter (01/2021)
Secretary Clare Kapperman (01/2022)
Treasurer Karen Kunz
Associate Treasurer – Katherine Snow

 

Standing Committees

Committee Chair / Co-Chair
Children’s Programs Debbie Johnson / Nicole LaPlante
Community Projects Frank Newkirk / Gretchen Lathrop
Garden Tour Brenda Downs / Janeil Egger
Gardeners’ Gathering Open / Open
Hotline Janis Truckowski / Chris Veach and Karen Kunz
Master Gardener Mingle Debbie Johnson / Anthony Pernice
Membership Sherri Carter / Joanie Shover
Public Relations (Special Events) Open / Open
Speakers Bureau Open / Open
Spring Seminar Cathie Cook / Connie Gray
Website Ashlee Valentine / Karen Kunz

 

County At-Large Representatives

County Name
(term expires)
Clay Marty Williams (01/2021)
Jackson Paula German (01/2022)
Platte Open (01/2021)

 

Advisors

Intern Representation Mary Angela Sopher
Past President Gretchen Lathrop

 

Ad Hoc Committees

Committee Chair
ByLaws Open
Greenhouse Business Plan Gretchen Lathrop
Nominating Committee Nicole LaPlante

 

Support Positions

  Leader / Co-Leader
Volunteer Hours Lynn Sievers / Marcia Schulz
Historian Open
Membership Directory Karen Kunz
Weekly Update Marcia Schulz

 

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