o more changes planned. That was the word this week from the regional head of the University of Missouri Extension Office in Platte County, after the recent elimination of two office staff positions.
As reported in last week’s issue of The Landmark, several residents voiced concerns at a special meeting of the Extension Council over the elimination of the positions of bookkeeper/office assistant formerly held by Rose Marie Lawrence and Sandra Cox.
According to Al Black, regional director for University of Missouri Extension, the consolidation of positions is “nothing unusual.”
Black also stated that he is “unaware at this time” of any further changes planned for employee or specialist positions at the Platte County Extension office.
“As far as the university is concerned,” Black said, “our position is we’re going to work with all the staff to put them in the best possible place.”
The local Extension office is a jointly-funded project between the university and the county.