Posted on August 22, 2022 at 12:21 PM by Cade Cameron
Sioux County is proud to nominate Cheryl Heronemus as their 2022 4-H Hall of Fame candidate. Cheryl has served, guided, and provided leadership to Sioux county for 45 years.
She started her career as a county youth coordinator in 1977 for five years. Cheryl then moved into the county director position for 27 years. For the last 13 years, she has served as regional director for Region 1.
Cheryl has provided leadership to Sioux County and Region 1. Region 1 consists of the counties of Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon and Osceola. Cheryl links county extension councils, employees and clientele with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to ensure that quality programs are delivered to meet identified needs of Iowans. Cheryl develops partnerships among county staff, extension councils and colleges at Iowa State University resulting in new endeavors. She was instrumental in starting the Rising Star program.
Cheryl has mentored new regional directors and supports field specialists and county staff. Cheryl has helped lead Region 1 to collaborate by creating shared regional positions like media specialist, human science coordinator, horticulture assistant, and summer educators. As a regional director, Cheryl ensures the effectiveness of each county extension council through education, training, coaching, and consultation
Sioux County would like to thank Cheryl Heronemus for her 45 years of service to ISU Extension and Outreach.