Leadership Council

The MSU Extension Leadership Council of Wayne County is affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Wayne County, a branch of MSU Extension District 11 devoted to serving Wayne County.  MSU Extension is part of the national Cooperative Extension network that is housed at land-grant universities across the country.


Current MSU Extension Leadership Council of Wayne County members:

Deborah J. Stewart Anderson
Meng Chan
Tyler Guenette
Lolita Haley
Michael Reed
James Ribbron
Lisa Rogers
Christine Rohn
Dennis Standiford
Michelle Varran (Co-Chair)
Julie Walker (Chair)

Wayne County Staff

Aba Holmes (District 11 Wayne County Coordinator Support)

Deirdre Hope (Wayne County Master Gardener)

Stacy Johnson (Western Wayne Office Manager)

Richard Wooten (District 11 Wayne County Coordinator)

What does the Leadership Council do? 

The Council works in partnership with MSU Extension Wayne County staff to:

  • Identify and prioritize programming needs in Wayne County
  • Advocate needs and priorities to local and state policymakers
  • Help identify and acquire resources needed to fulfill programming needs
  • Ensure that the Wayne County public is aware of MSU Extension Wayne County’s programming and that it is available
    to all Wayne County residents

Meeting Dates

The Council meets 6 times per year. (Meetings are held at the MSU Extension - Western Wayne Office, 33030 Van Born Rd., Wayne, MI  48184)

January 11, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m. (Zoom call)

March 8, 2017 (No meeting due to State Legislator trip to Lansing, MI)

May 10, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m.

July 12, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m.

September 13, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m.

November 15, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m.


March 8, 2017 - Meeting with State Legislators, Lansing MI

Interested in Joining?

Membership is reserved for people who live in and/or have an interest in Wayne County and who are willing to work toward the goals of the Council.  Membership is for one 3-year term, with the potential for additional terms.  Terms are staggered so that the terms of one-third of the Council expire annually.  Terms begin January 1 and end December 31.  If you are interested in completing an application to become a MSU Extension Leadership Council of Wayne County member please click here.


January 11, 2017 Meeting

May 10, 2017 Meeting

July 12, 2017 Meeting