MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine County Extension and Outreach chair Lance Rowell recently announced the organization hired Heidi Hoffman as their new County Director. Under the direction of the Extension Council, the director carries out the land-grant mission of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This includes the implementation of educational programming, coordination of county staff, and reporting on programs.
Regional Director, Jeff Macomber notes Hoffman’s education and experience will provide a great fit for engaging all county residents in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges. Hoffman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central College and a Master of Science degree from the University of Nevada Reno. Her experiences include building programming and partnerships, volunteer and staff development, grant development, and management.
Hoffman herself looks forward to using her experience to benefit the county residents by promoting existing Extension and Outreach programming and developing new programs to suit emerging needs. She particularly welcomes, “being able to reach out to the community and being able to make meaningful connections with the community and sharing Iowa State University Extension and Outreach research with the community.”
Born and raised in Muscatine, Hoffman returned to her home town 15 years ago. She recently served as site manager for the Muscatine Heart Study through the University of Iowa, College of Public Health. Her programming interest includes health and well-being across all ages.
Hoffman encourages Muscatine County residents to reach out to her in her new role as the County Director of Muscatine County Extension and Outreach. You may contact her by email at [email protected] or by calling Muscatine County Extension and Outreach directly at (563) 263-5701.