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Alabama Extension’s Jefferson County  office has a new County Extension Coordinator. Lisa Jones began work Nov. 2.

Jones, who is from the Birmingham area, is an innovative and effective communicator with extensive experience in community engagement. Throughout her career she has led local programs in conjunction with national initiatives and evidence-based programming. She also has an outstanding history of marketing communications, market analysis, complex project management and staff leadership.

Jones has worked with community- and faith-based nonprofits, and served in various leadership roles with the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, which serves more than 90,000 individuals across several counties.

“Lisa has had a very successful career in the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County. She brings a wealth of knowledge to this position as well as a passion for service and a talent for bringing people together to achieve impactful goals,” said Stan Windham, Extension assistant director of program operations and innovations.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join the Alabama Cooperative Extension team. There are so many ways to build a stronger, healthier, more vibrant community through furthering the outreach of our land grant institutions, Auburn and Alabama A &M.

Jones has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Alabama and is working to complete a Master of Science Degree in Health Care from Colorado State University. She also is a certified YMCA Organizational Leader.