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Extension Staff Honored with Awards


Pam Heeney, Laurel Kubin, Kathy Wolfe,
and Larimer County Commissioner Kathay Rennels

Three Larimer County Extension staff members received statewide recognition at the Annual Extension Forum.

  • Laurel Kubin, Director of the Larimer County Extension Office, was recognized with two awards. The Continued Excellence Award recognized her skill in developing partnerships to address community issues, provide education in financial management for people of all ages, and lead Extension teams to conduct conferences such as the Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging. Laurel also received the Administrative Leadership Award, recognizing her leadership of the Larimer County Extension Office through budgetary challenges, changing issues, and new partnerships. She co-leads the Colorado Extension Work Team on Family Economic Stability and has contributed to a number of community and county initiatives.
  • Receiving the Mid-Career Award was Kathy Wolfe, 4-H Extension Agent. The award recognizes her noteworthy career and dedication to the 4-H youth development program. Kathy has developed dozens of Clover Bud kits to support the 4-H program designed for youth ages 5 - 7. These kits are used by teachers and other youth workers as well. Kathy is also known for her work with the Youth Engagement project that provides training on incorporating youth members into decision making boards and commissions.
  • Pam Heeney received the Meritorious Service Award for her outstanding work as an Extension support staff member who contributes her knowledge and skills to the 4-H youth development program and the Larimer County Fair. During the Fair she manages the County Fair Extension Office, providing excellent customer service to the exhibitors and 4-H members. Year round, Pam processes 4-H enrollments for the 1100 Larimer County 4-H members, provides administrative support to the 4-H Extension Agents, and interacts with the 400+ 4-H leaders.

Also receiving an award at the Extension Forum was Larimer County Commissioner Kathay Rennels. She received the "Friend of Extension" award for her significant contributions to and support for Extension programs over time. All of the awards were presented by Epsilon Sigma Phi, The Extension Professionals' Organization.