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The Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research works to increase the internal capacity of Western Extension programs to address metropolitan issues and to elevate the stature and value of Cooperative Extension to external metropolitan audiences.

We also work with urban municipalities, NGO’s, and private businesses – connecting our partners with¬†university professionals working across the Western United States whose expertise lies in project management, facilitation, leadership, and academia.




Membership in WCMER is open to any Cooperative Extension organization. Benefits of membership apply to all faculty and staff in your institution.

Applied Research Fellows

WCMER is seeking Applied Research Fellows from WCMER member institutions to engage in applied research projects.
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Urban Professional Development
Sustainable Urban Systems
Urban Green Infrastructure