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ESPA is a professional development organization composed of support, administrative, and professional personnel of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.


  • Foster and recognize exemplary professional work by Extension support staff.
  • Promote cooperation and understanding among Extension staff.
  • Provide a forum for communication and express common needs and goals of the members of the Association.
  • Provide a mechanism for maintaining and improving relationships with other professional organizations.
  • Perform any other service for the benefit of its members that may be mutually agreeable.

The Association


President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer

Executive Committee

Officers, Past President, and President Elect

Board of Directors

Executive Committee, an appointed chair of each of the 6 standing committees, and an elected representative for each county set.


Support personnel who voluntarily pay association dues annually.

The Association meets once annually, the first Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (after Mother’s Day) in May. Awards are given during this time. Board meetings are held annually designated by the President with the approval of the Executive Committee.

“The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” —Margaret Carty


Active membership shall be voluntary and available to all support staff of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System that are budgeted for full-time employment as well as twelve-month, part-time employees with benefits. Annual dues in the amount of $20 ($10 for retirees) shall be due on or before June 1. For current members, if dues are received after July 31, a $10 fee will be assessed. This does not apply to new members.

Download a PDF of the ESPA membership form.

Payment and a copy of the completed ESPA membership form should be remitted to:

Karen Bixler – ESPA Treasurer

5340 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36109


Contact Info

Visit the Alabama Extension website and find the link for ESPA under “About Us” and “Employee Organizations” for current officers and board members. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ESPA.

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