Leadership Council

Leadership Council

The MSU Extension Leadership Council of Oakland County is affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Oakland County, a branch of MSU Extension District 11 devoted to serving Oakland County. Changed is one of 14 Districts served by MSU Extension. 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 Oakland County members:

​A.C. Alrey, Chair (Holly)​Chandra Jones (Waterford)
​Michele Arquette-Palermo (Lake Orion) ​Faith Jones (Waterford)  
Felica Cross (Hazel Park)​James Lloyd (Highland)
​Thomas Middleton, Oakland County Commissioner (Clarkston)​
Georgette Johnson (Southfield)​Allen Sorgenfrei (West Bloomfield)

What does the Leadership Council do?

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

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

Meeting Dates

The Council meets 6 times per year.

January 18, 2017 6-8pm

March 15, 2017 6-8pm

May 17, 2017 6-8pm

July 19, 2017 6-8pm

September 20, 2017 6-8pm

November 15, 2017 6-8 pm 

Interested in Joining?

Membership is reserved for people who live in and/or have an interest in Oakland County and who are willing to work toward the goals of the Council.  One member is an Oakland County Commissioner appointed by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners.  Two members are to be youth 14 to 22 years of age.  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 an MSU Extension Leadership Council of Oakland County member, please click here.

Extension Leadership Council Members Resources

  MSU Extension Catalog of Programs and Services

  MSU Extension - Oakland County Annual Report

Spartan Impact for Region                    

  MSU Extension, MSU AgBioResearch Legislative Report

A Citizen's Guide to State Government - First Glance

Frequently Asked Questions for Local Government-Related Inquiries

Leadership Council - Oakland County By-Laws

Leadership Council - Oakland County Membership Application

Tips for Meeting With Your Legislators

Oakland County Directory (of Government)
Oakland County Commissioner Districts (Map App)
Oakland County State Senate Districts (PDF Map)
Oakland County State House Districts (PDF Map)