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Management Board

Volunteer Management Organization San Diego County 4-H

San Diego County 4-H has a chartered county council or volunteer management organization (VMO) that is authorized through the 4-H charter process to use the 4-H name and emblem and conduct the countywide 4-H YDP events and activities for educational purposes.


San Diego County 4-H county council is organized to assist the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in planning, promoting and carrying out 4-H youth development work. The San Diego County council is chartered by the UCCE and operate in compliance with UC policies and the mission, core values, and framework of the 4-H YDP. Policy interpretations are made by 4-H YDP staff, the county director and the statewide 4-H YDP office, which are authorized under federal and state statutes to organize and administer the 4-H YDP in the State of California.

The specific purposes for which the San Diego County council is organized shall be to:

  1. Help implement programs and projects based upon the educational framework of the 4-H YDP and the educational goals and standards as identified by the county and state 4-H YDP staff.
  2. Help ensure that all county 4-H YDP programming is consistent with the 4-H YDP mission and direction, guiding principles, core values and 4-H program criteria checklist.
  3. Build mechanisms to achieve affirmative action goals and develop a management body whose membership is representative of the diversity of the community.
  4. Include involvement of members in county council operations and decision-making.
  5. Set limitations on term length and succession of adult volunteers to distribute more service opportunities.
  6. Develop mechanisms to recommend solutions to problems and disputes within the county 4-H YDP.
  7. Facilitate mechanisms for providing training and support of adult volunteers and youth.
  8. Facilitate community involvement to contribute to program focus and direction.
  9. Facilitate the expansion of programs into new communities.



San Diego County council operates as tax exempt, nonpolitical, educational organizations cooperating with 4-H YDP staff in furtherance of 4-H youth development work in California.

Treasurer Request Form

Reimbusement VMO

Treasurer Receipt Form

Current Serving San Diego County Management Board


Chair: Open

Assistant Chair: Open

Board Treasurer: Open

Board Secretary: Open

Fundraising Director: Open

Incentives & Recognition Director: Open

Public Relations Director: Open



Southern Area Committee and State Management Board

San Diego County is part of a larger region of 4-H programs.  Volunteer Management Organizations are also created to help manage the programs.  Each county works independently of other counties, the Sectional councils help coordinate various competitions and events that allow greater socialization in 4-H.


The California 4-H Southern Area Committee hold events, provide resources, and share state 4-H information to the nine counties of the South Section: Imperial, San Diego, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.


They meet quarterly in Los Angeles County, and any adult volunteers or 4-H members (ages 13-19) are welcome to attend the council meetings to become more involved in the 4-H program beyond their county level.


California 4-H Advisory Committees

The State 4-H Advisory Committees provide leadership and offer insight, review and input to the Statewide 4-H Director (Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty) for the operation and management of the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Advisory Committees are comprised of a representative group of 4-H youth, adult volunteers, county and state 4-H staff and program partners. 

Click here for the full list of advisory committees and how to apply.