Clinton County CCE Building, from Google Maps

Visit us at 6064 State Route 22 in Plattsburgh.

Board & Governance

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 Advisory Committees.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors that consists of 11 elected community volunteers; 1 voting members appointed by the Clinton County Legislature and a representative from Cornell University. It includes people from towns throughout Clinton 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 Advisory Committees

The main purpose of program advisory committees is to advise the board of directors and staff in planning, developing, and evaluating educational programs that meet the needs of the citizens of the county. Program Advisory Committees:

  • Help identify and prioritize community needs and ensure that educational programming is aligned with those local needs
  • Advise on the content, structure, and targeted audience of such programming
  • Assist with program evaluation
  • Advise on marketing specific programs
  • Develop awareness, understanding and support for program, and represent CCE generally to the public, constituent groups, funders and public decision makers

Program Committees for each of our issue areas guide the direction of the workshops, classes and other services that we offer the residents of Clinton 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-Clinton 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!


Mary P. Breyette
Senior Fitness Educator
(518) 561-7450

Last updated April 25, 2023