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Jeri P. Marxman (2003)

Jeri P. Marxman focuses her work on assuring that all stakeholders are included in policy decision making, and that everyone has a valid opinion shaped by their own experience. She has facilitated discussions on such topics as local tax policy, solid waste management, livestock waste issues and growth management. As Extension Specialist in Public Affairs/Public Policy Education with University of Illinois Extension, she develops programs for community leaders on local government management and public policy issues. Marxman is director of the Local Government Information and Education Network, a local government education program of University of Illinois Extension. She co-chairs a team of University of Illinois Extension Educators who work in community and economic development. Marxman co-chaired and co-authored Copin County USA, a local policy development simulation. As an Extension Fellow at the National Association of Counties, Marxman organized the Rural Action Caucus, which develops and advocates policy for the rural county governments. She was also responsible for managing NACos’ Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee, and served as staff to the National Drought Policy Commission. Marxman earned her bachelors and masters degrees at the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University, respectively.




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