OC 4-H Council
What is a County 4-H Council?
4-H county councils are organized to assist the University of California Cooperative Extension in planning, promoting, and carrying out 4-H youth development work. 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.
2016-2017 Council Members