Example 1: Sample Letter of Appreciation
Retiring County Extension
July 15, 2005
Mr./Ms. Advisory Committee Member
P.O. Box XXX
Anyplace, AR 719XX
Dear Mr./Ms. Member:
Thank you for serving on the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative
Extension Service County Extension Council in (county name). Your input in developing,
implementing, evaluating, and marketing Extension education programs has provided a valuable
service to the County Extension Council, the Extension faculty, and to (county name) County
residents. As your term of service ends and you rotate off the council, the (county name) County
Extension faculty wants you to know that your commitment to Extension educational programs is
It is through community leaders like you that the Cooperative Extension Service is able to
conduct educational programs to help the residents of the county improve their lives. During the
annual County Extension Council meeting you will be recognized with a certificate for your tenure
with the (county name) County Extension Council.
The (county name) County Extension Council will meet (day and date) at (time) at
The agenda will include a review of the current educational programs, identification of
program priorities for the (county name) County Extension educational program for the coming
year, a welcome to new County Extension Council members, and a salute to retiring County
Extension Council members.
Once again, thank you for your (number of years) of service.