OC 4-H Council
What is a County 4-H Council?
County Council is the executive board that oversees the 4-H program. They provide program and financial guidance for the county programs. All 4-H youth and adult members are invited to participate in the monthly county council meetings where many of the decisions regarding the 4-H program are made. County councils are chartered by the UCCE and operate in compliance with UC policies and the core values of the 4-H YDP.
The specific purposes for which the county councils are organized shall be to:
- Help implement programs and projects based upon the educational framework of the 4-H YDP and the educational goals and standards as identified by the county and state 4-H YDP staff.
- Help ensure that all county 4-H YDP programming is consistent with the 4-H YDP mission and direction, guiding principles, core values and 4-H program criteria checklist.
- Build mechanisms to achieve affirmative action goals and develop a management body whose membership is representative of the diversity of the community.
- Include involvement of members in county council operations and decision-making.
- Set limitations on term length and succession of adult volunteers to distribute more service opportunities.
- Develop mechanisms to recommend solutions to problems and disputes within the county 4-H YDP.
- Facilitate mechanisms for providing training and support of adult volunteers and youth.
- Facilitate community involvement to contribute to program focus and direction.
- Facilitate the expansion of programs into new communities.
2017-18 Council Members