University of Illinois Extension

Jordan Ellena
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development (Community Development and Planning)
Bureau/LaSalle/Marshall/Putnam Unit
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
jellena2@illinois.edu

Jordan Ellena, Extension Educator, serves Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam Counites with programming in community leadership development, participatory community planning, and community economic development.

He has particular interests in helping local governments and non-profits develop leadership capacity, building youth civic engagement through youth-adult partnerships, and fostering entrepreneurship to support creativity and economic growth.

Ellena is a native of Putnam County and holds two degrees from the University of Illinois including a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

He is a member of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), the Illinois Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (IL-ACDEP), and various local community organizations.

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