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 statewide 4-H Youth Development Program (YDP) Advisory Committees are comprised of a representative group of 4-H members, adult volunteers, and county and state 4-H YDP staff.  Statewide 4-H YDP Committees offer insight, review, and input for the operation and management of the statewide 4-H YDP to Shannon Horrillo, Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy, sjhorrillo@ucanr.edu.  Committees meet face-to-face various times of the year, may schedule conference calls, and utilize email to conduct committee business. Travel to meetings may be reimbursed through an account in the State 4-H Office.

Open recruitment for committee membership takes place every spring.  4-H members, recent alumni, 4-H adult volunteers, 4-H YDP program partners and collaborators, and County 4-H YDP staff are invited to apply. Applications are due to the State 4-H YDP Office postmarked by May 31, 2015 or you can apply online by 11:59pm May 31, 2015. Committees may extend their deadline with the approval of the Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy.

Please read the advisory committee descriptions before applying online.

2015-2016 Statewide Advisory Committees Application (Word)

2015-2016 Statewide Advisory Committee Application (PDF)


  1. Policy Advisory Committee
  2. Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee
  3. Citizenship/Service Learning Advisory Committee
  4. Animal Science Education Advisory Committee
  5. Camping Advisory Committee
  6. 4-H Technology Leadership Team
  7. Healthy Living Leadership Team
  8. Shooting Sports Advisory Committee


Selection is based on ensuring a diverse representation across 4-H delivery modes, geographic location, program experience, and stakeholder representation.  The State 4-H Office will contact county 4-H staff before appointment of candidates.  Shannon Horrillo, Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy, sjhorrillo@ucanr.edu, approves appointments to each committee.  In the cases of vacancies and to ensure diverse representation, the Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy may recruit and appoint members outside the open recruitment pool of candidates.

The Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy and Committee Chair determine appropriate composition based on the committee charge  and budget constrains. Committee member travel to meetings may be reimbursed through an account in the State 4-H Office.  However, all travel reimbursement requests must be processed by each person’s respective county 4-H office.


  • Between the ages of 14 and 19 years of age
  • Current 4-H members and 4-H alumni
  • Representing all aspects, delivery modes, and opportunities in the California 4-H YDP
  • Showing geographic distribution across the state in rural and urban setting

Term: 12 months starting July 1 (renewable for 12 additional months)

4-H Adult Volunteer and Program Partners:

  • Current 4-H Adult Volunteers
  • 18 years of age and older
  • 4-H Club and Project Leaders
  • 4-H Council officers and members
  • Educators, funders, and other program partners and collaborators

Term: 24 months starting July 1

County 4-H YDP Staff:

  • 4-H Program Representatives
  • 4-H Youth Development Advisors
  • County Directors

State 4-H YDP Staff and UC Administrative:

  • State 4-H Office Staff
  • Staff from Office of the Controller and Business Services
  • California 4-H Foundation Staff

Term: Indefinite, based on position


  • Experts with specialized knowledge

Term: Indefinite, based on position

Committee Chair Responsibilities

Committee chairs are appointed by the Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy.  Chairs are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Convening and facilitating committee meetings
  • Ensuring the committee fulfills its charge
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on candidates for their committee
  • Developing an annual budget approved by the Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy
  • Keeping with the CA 4-H YDP values of shared decision making, committees should share their work with all program stakeholders

Complete Statewide Advisory Committee Guidelines

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