(to be used on letterhead)
(Sample Extension Advisory Council Member Commitment Letter)
Thank you for agreeing to serve on the _______________County Extension Advisory Council. As I’m sure you
know, NDSU Extension’s mission is to provide an educational system that links research, science and
technology to people of all ages. To do that, Extension is committed to being innovative, adaptable and willing
to listen to people’s needs and concerns to create new ways of thinking, learning and addressing issues of today
and in the future. Our purpose is to create learning partnerships that help adults and youth enhance their lives
We expect the following of our council members:
Attendance policy: Our meetings are (list times, date and place) _______________________
Your participation in the following events is expected (list special events, symposiums, etc and the level of
participation expected; e.g., bring a foursome to the 4-H golf tournament, participate in the Extension barbecue
at the County Fair) ___________________________________
The length of your term is __________________________
We anticipate that serving on this council will take you approximately _________ hours (number of
hours/week, month or year) minimum.
All council members are asked to serve on at least one committee. As we discussed, you will be on the
To help with the orientation process and to welcome you, your council mentor is _____________________
(include phone number and e-mail).
Should you have any questions about being able to fulfill your duties, please call ______________________
Please sign the enclosed two copies, keep one and send in the other.
Welcome aboard! We look forward to working with you to create learning partnerships that help adults and
youth enhance their lives and communities.
Council Member’s Extension Agent or Council President or Chair
Adapted from Board Governance: Building Passion for Mission Handout by Carol Weisman