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Note from David Civittolo

In the words of JFK, “If not us, who? If not now, when?”

I’ve been mulling over these words as we take on the task of addressing our management structure that Dean Kress has charged us with. That has motivated me to take a purposeful and confident approach to the responsibility of seeing that Extension’s work is carried out efficiently and effectively in the future.

As we noted in the video update, our success in this work heavily relies on your input and participation. We have asked all Extension units – which is loosely defined – to send a couple of committee member nominations to LaVerne ( by Nov. 9. We will review the nominations and ensure that all niches of Extension are represented in the task force. If you were unable to join us for the live video, please set aside some time to watch the recording that was e-mailed earlier this week.

We’ve got important and necessary work to do to ensure we are meeting our needs as Extension professionals and the needs of Ohioans. I’m very much looking forward to regional conversations in November when we spend some time connecting with each other and discuss how we can best carry out Extension’s work in communities across the state. 


Kindly, David