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Alabama Extension’s Autauga County  office has a new County Extension Coordinator. Darrue Sharpe began work January 4.

Sharpe, a native of Autauga County, is an innovative leader and effective communicator with more than 10 years experience in the nonprofit sector where she recently served as executive director of the Family Support Center in Prattville.   She possesses a strong work ethic and passion for helping those in need.  

“Darrue comes to us from the nonprofit sector and has an excellent background in administration, program development and fund development.  We are very excited about the innovation and impact she will bring to the County Extension Coordinator role in Autauga County,” said Stan Windham, Extension assistant director of program operations and innovations.

“I am thrilled with this opportunity to serve as county Extension coordinator of Autauga County.  Being a part of ACES with its history and affiliation with Alabama A & M and Auburn University is quite an honor.  This county has been home for my family for generations, and I am so excited to represent the County in this position moving Autauga County forward in the future.”

Sharpe has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Huntingdon College in Montgomery and is a graduate of Prattville High School.  She has two daughters, Meri Margaret Fank, who attends Auburn University and Isabella Fank, who is a senior at the Alabama School of Math and Science in Mobile.