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 (former 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.

Apply Now: Management Board Director positions

Put your Passion into ACTION on the California 4-H Management Board. We are recruiting for:
Resource Development Director
  • Finds new ways to fund Youth Summits
  • Builds financial support for area activities
  • Liaison with CA 4-H Foundation
Secretary/Communications Director
  • Partners with Directors to raise interest in Youth Summits and area events
  • Builds strategies for effective communications with staff, leaders and youth
  • Manages the Communications Committee
Area Director
  • Manages Area Committee and Event Committees
  • Strategizes with Area Directors to develop quality and consistency in events
  • Supports area interests on the Management Board
Apply by May 31, 2018 for the 2018-2019 program year

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 next management board meeting will be scheduled for fall 2018.

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

May 5, 2018 (agenda including minutes, recording)
March 10, 2018 (agenda including minutes, recording)
December 2, 2017 (agenda, draft minutesrecording)
August 6, 2017 (agenda, minutesrecording)
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 
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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