Message from the Interim Director of Extension
Road Report #19. Last week, I was able to work in a trifecta of county visits, starting with our La Paz faculty and staff, and then onto Kingman to meet with Mohave County Extension, and finally back down to Prescott to meet with our newest CED, Matt Halderson and the faculty and staff at Yavapai County Extension. I was even honored to meet with the CRIT’s current Chairwoman, Amelia Flores, and Vice Chair, Dwight Lomayesva. All three offices are unique, and it was interesting to see how each office addresses current issues in the communities within their county. They also talked about cross-county programming, working with peers from nearby counties to address regional challenges. It was also a very good lesson in distances for me, as I came to better appreciate the driving time required by staff and faculty to meet with stakeholders. This now concludes my county visits, about two months later than I hoped (I was working to visit all offices within a year). So, I guess it is time to start the process over again. I want to thank everyone from the three counties for taking the time to meet with me. I hope you found our meetings as productive as I did.