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Alabama Cooperative Extension has named Carla Elston as the new County Extension Coordinator for Bullock County.  She will begin her new duties May 16.
 
Elston is no stranger to Extension, as she has been serving in the 4-H Foundation agent role in Butler and Lowndes counties since 2013.  As a 4-H agent, Elston made great strides in re-establishing the youth program to a viable and vibrant stature resulting in an increase of 50 percent of youth membership within her first year.
Elston also has more than 15 years of administrative and leadership experience within the non-profit and federal sectors.  Previous to becoming a 4-H agent, she was employed in the Public Affairs Division with the USDA and held positions as an Outreach Programs Manager, Development Director and Case Manager with Montgomery based non-profit organizations.  She currently serves on the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center board of directors.
“Elston is a dedicated, resourceful professional who brings a lot of valuable experience to the position of County Extension Coordinator,” said Stan Windham, assistant director of Program Operations Innovations at Alabama Extension.  “I look forward to seeing what she can bring to Bullock County,” he added.
 
Elston has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Auburn University in Montgomery.  She succeeds Wil Golden, who has held the position of interim Extension coordination since January 2016, following the retirement of George Tabb.
 
“It is a honor to be a part of an organization that delivers high quality programs and helps communities find innovative solutions to address their needs,” said Elston.  “I will do my best to serve the Bullock County community by collaborating with community leaders to continue to make a positive, meaningful impact that matters to our citizens.”