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

California 4-H Management Board

2017-2018 Management Board
2017-2018 Management Board

From left to right: Sue Garcia (Secretary), Sarah Lloyd (Vice Chair), Trent Baldwin (Bay/Coast Area Director), Curtis Ullerich (Chair), Kate Lyn Sutherland (Marketing & PR), John Trammell (Southern Area Director), Aubrey Stacy (Central Area Director), and Ed Ho (Treasurer). 

Not pictured: Ryan Cleland (Northern Area Director) and Kelly Violini (Resource Development)

What is the Management Board up to? 

We do lots of things as a board! One current focus is sponsoring and supporting major state-wide 4-H events. Check out what events we're working on and find the ones closest to you below! 

management board and committee structure

At least 50% of the directors and committee members should be youth. Youth aged 16 years and up by July 1 are encouraged to apply for all positions. The Treasurer and Resource Development Director positions are only open to adults. Adults serve two-year terms and youth serve one-year terms.

We are recruiting for all Management Board committees. See the committee descriptions for more information about each committee. Youth are strongly encouraged to apply!


All business meetings are open to the public and posted on the 4-H events calendar.

The management board will meet next at the Santa Clara County extension office at 1555 Berger Dr., Bldg 2, in San Jose on March 10th, 2018 (agenda).

You can attend in person or call in (see call details in the agenda). If you attend in person, please note that lunch is not provided.

previous meetings

December 2, 2017 (agenda, recording)
August 6, 2017 (agendarecording)
June 10, 2017 (agenda, draft minutes, recording)
April 30, 2017 (agenda, minutes, recording)
February 18, 2017 (agendaminute highlights, recording--missing first 15 minutes)
December 9, 2016 (agendaminutes, no recording)
August 14, 2016 (agendaminutes, recording


board structure
map of 4-H areas 
business plan
internal review action items

Building Something New

The creation of a California 4-H Management Board resulted from a two-year collaborative process that involved community partners and stakeholders from across the organization. The new Management Board structure replaces the Sectional and State 4-H Leaders’ Councils as of July 1, 2016. The new Management Board structure is intended to do several things:

  • Create new volunteer opportunities with specific focus areas. 
  • Expand the role of youth at the state and regional levels.
  • Open volunteer involvement through an application and selection process rather than by election. 
  • Set clear expectations - job descriptions and term length are publicly available. 
  • Empower committee leadership with a budget and the authority to fulfill their responsibilities. The Directors who lead committees are supported by 4-H staff.
  • Increase awareness, visibility, outreach, and participation in the program.
  • Improve the exchange of information, ideas, and access to tools.
  • Allow the 4-H Advisory Committees and State Management Board Directors to connect through periodic Management Board meetings. 
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