4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

State 4-H Advisory Committees

The State 4-H Advisory Committees provide leadership and offer insight, review and input to the Statewide 4-H Director (Shannon Horrillo, sjhorrillo@ucanr.edu) for the operation and management of the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Advisory Committees are comprised of a representative group of 4-H youth, adult volunteers, county and state 4-H staff and program partners. 

Committee Chair Responsibilities

Committee Chairs are appointed by the AStatewide 4-H Director. Responsibilities include:

  • Convening and facilitating committee meetings
  • Ensuring the committee fulfills its charge
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on candidates for their committee
  • Developing an annual budget, which is approved by the Statewide 4-H Director
  • Sharing committee work with all program stakeholders

Committee Responsibilities

  • Committee terms start on July 1st. Youth terms are one year, renewable for an additional year; Adult Volunteers and Partner terms are for two years.
  • Committees meet throughout the year, through face-to-face meetings, conference calls, and email communications in order to conduct committee business. 

  • Reimbursement for Travel Costs: All travel costs and related expenses for Advisory Committee members are reimbursed by the State 4-H Office in accordance with University policy.

Recruitment is now open and the deadline is May 31, 2017.

There are two ways to apply:

1. Online - 
California 4-H Youth Development Program Advisory Committee Application

2. Print - Fill out Print Advisory Committee Application and mail to the State 4-H Office, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618.

SELECTION PROCESS

Membership in all Advisory Committees should reflect the diverse 4-H delivery modes, geographic locations, program experiences, and stakeholder representation in the 4-H Youth Development Program. The committee composition is determined by the Statewide 4-H Director and the Committee Chair, based on the committee charge and budget constraints. 

The Statewide 4-H Director Shannon Horrillo sjhorrillo@ucanr.edu, approves appointments to each committee. In the event of vacancies and to ensure diverse representation, the Statewide 4-H Director may recruit and appoint members outside the open pool of applicants. 

Selection Timeline:

Date Action
May

Committee Chairs determine membership needs, which includes determining which members are continuing and which are rotating off

May 31 Applications due: online or postmarked by May 31
June

List of applicants sent to each Committee Chair for review. When there are not enough candidates to fulfill the committee needs, the Committee Chairs may nominate people for committee appointments.

June

Reference check on final candidates with county 4-H staff.

June

Appointments receive approval from Statewide 4-H Director

July

Notification letters sent to all candidates

 

Eligibility

 

Type
Description
Term starting July 1

Youth

Age 14 to 19 years of age during the term

Current and former 4-H members

12 months (renewable for 12 additional months)

Adult Volunteers

18 years of age and older

Current 4-H Adult Volunteers

24 months

Program Partners

Educators, funders, and other program partners and collaborators

24 months

County 4-H Youth Development Program Staff

4-H Program Representatives

4-H Youth Development Advisors

4-H County Directors

24 months

State 4-H Youth 
Development 
Program Staff and 
UC Administration

State 4-H Office Staff

Staff from Office of the Controller and Business Services

California 4-H Foundation Staff

Indefinite, based on position

Ex-Officio

Experts with specialized knowledge

Indefinite, based on position

 

Committee Details

 

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