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

Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee


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The Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee reviews, formulates, and evaluates 4-H Youth Development Incentives and Recognition, including:

  • Youth, volunteer, and staff statewide recognition
  • California 4-H Diamond Clover Award
  • Higher education scholarships
  • 4-H Golden Clover Awards
  • 4-H record book
  • Dean Memorial 4-H Legacy Fund
  • Pins, medals, and certificates

The committee also takes into account the following priorities:

  • Identify and formulate non-competitive recognition
  • Create and coordinate new opportunities for members, staff, and volunteers
  • Educate and promote incentives and recognition statewide
  • Utilize research on youth development regarding competition
  • Provide information to The California 4-H Foundation for fundraising efforts
  • Create an open process - receive input from county staff, volunteers, and youth on proposed changes

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.

2015-2016 Statewide Advisory Committees Application (Word)


 New 4-H Uniform 


2014-2015 Committee Members

Committee Chair

Gemma Miner, Academic Coordinator, gmminer@ucanr.edu

Youth Members

Katie Chan, Alameda County,
Madeline Cline, Mendocino County
Sarah Gatie, Yolo County
Sallie DeYoung, Los Angeles County
Christine Fry, Madera County

Collegiate 4-H

Sarah Lloyd, Yolo County
Kate Lyn Sutherland, San Mateo/San Francisco Counties
Jenna Arciero, Yolo County

Volunteer Leaders

Fern Vacca, Ventura County
June Coleman, Sacramento County
Barbara Butko, Alameda County


Allison Keaney, Marin County
May McMann, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Meeting Dates and Times:

Three to four meetings per year will be scheduled by the committee based on member availability.  Meetings are held at the State 4-H Office in Davis. Additional conference calls may be scheduled when issues arise that cannot wait until the next scheduled meeting.

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