UCCE 4-H Program of El Dorado County
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UCCE 4-H Program of El Dorado County

Management & Program Development Boards

El Dorado County Youth Development Program Structure

At the county level El Dorado County 4-H is governed by two boards: a Management Board and Program Development Board.

  • Board members have a specific focus, allowing youth or adult volunteers to spend their time where their interest lies. Each management and program development committee has a job description and term of appointment, so volunteers know exactly what they’re signing up for and when their commitment ends.
  • Board members are appointed through an application and selection process rather than by election. From livestock to resident camp to fund development, youth and adults will work as a team to orchestrate their project. Job descriptions are posted and advertised, both in 4-H and also to the greater community.
  • County boards offer youth adult partnership and committee leadership with a budget and the authority to do their job. UC 4-H staff support our volunteers who lead management and program development committees. This allows all El Dorado County 4-H programs—our clubs, camps, and other efforts—to connect through periodic management board and program development board meetings.

El Dorado County 4-H YDP board governing documents:

El Dorado County 4-H Youth Development Management Board Bylaws

El Dorado County 4-H Youth Development Management Board Constitution

Here's a link to the County structure

4-H Business plan: We know that through 4-H, youth learn valuable life skills and get engaged with their community. Therefore we want 4-H to grow and reach more youth! We want 4-H to be the, “go-to” youth development organization in El Dorado County. In 2014, Management and Program Boards came together to form a business plan that will serve as our guiding document over the foreseeable future. See the One Page Business plan.

4-H Management Board Committees - Job Descriptions

The management side of our county structure develops and monitors financial resources; works to increase our visibility in the community; handles recognition of youth, volunteers and supporters; and measures and shares our program’s impact. The following volunteer positions make up the Management Board:

  • Financial Management
  • Resource Development
  • Visibility and Outreach
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Community Club Liaison
  • Recording Secretary
  • Mediation

Each management committee is led by a Director, and the Directors will meet quarterly as the Management Board.

Positions on 4-H Management Board:

Please consider joining 4-H as a volunteer, to apply for one of these positions, please contact the 4-H office at (530) 621-5507.

4-H Program Committees - Job Descriptions

Members of these committees work to run and improve their specific program, overseeing operations like Round Up, camp planning, and Record Books. Often, this is the area of passion for 4-H youth and volunteers. The Program Development Committees are:

  • Events
  • Camp
  • Livestock Advisory
  • Record Book
  • Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Service Learning
  • All Stars
  • Youth Leadership
  • Volunteer Development

Each Program Development Committee has a chair, and the chairs meet four times a year on the Program Development Board. Committee chairs will propose their budget, run their committee meetings, and manage the operations in their specific area. As members of the Program Development Board, they connect and problem-solve with other committee chairs who work in other programmatic areas, creating a team that oversees all 4-H programs in the county.

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