The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) selected Lori Trailer as the May 2016 Support Staffer of the Month. Lori has been with Michigan State University (MSU) Extension for 13 years. She provides administrative and clerical support for MSU Extension’s District 6, serving Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola and Wexford counties.
Shari Spoelman, MSU Extension educator, nominated Lori for the award.
Lori assists with the planning and scheduling of the District Extension Council meetings, carries a heavy workload related to the employment of district staff and helps keep all the county support staff appraised of information to help them do their job well.
She provides excellent service to the employees and stakeholders of the district and is flexible with her time, often changing her schedule to accommodate other people’s schedules. She is always kind and professional and represents the organization well.
Lori also works behind the scenes in important Extension initiatives. Recently, Lori has been an immense asset during our statewide Issues Identification (ID) process in which we solicited input from community stakeholders throughout the state. In District 6, Lori helped organize three Issues ID sessions and contacted hundreds of community members to solidify their participation. As the backbone of organizing these events, her tireless work on behalf of the mission of the organization are very much appreciated.
Lori said that her favorite part of her role with Extension is the dedicated people she works with.
“It’s great to belong to an organization that helps so many people in so many ways,” she said.
Congratulations, Lori! We appreciate you and all the work that you do for MSU Extension.