Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Florida 4-H Council?

Florida 4-H Council is a state-wide leadership group that meets at Florida 4-H University. It consists of two delegates from each county.

Does the Florida 4-H Council have officers?

Yes, the council has eight officers. A president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and reporter are elected at Florida 4-H University. A historian, parliamentarian, and sergeant-at-arms are appointed following the annual elections at Florida 4-H University.

What is Florida 4-H Executive Board?

Florida 4-H Executive Board is a leadership board for Florida 4-H. The group meets three times a year to work on State Council projects.

What does Executive Board do? 

Executive Board offers input into and has planning roles for Florida 4-H University, Legislature, Leadership Adventure Weekend, Intermediate State, 4-H Day at the Capitol, and the 4-H State Project. Other committees explore issues such as Ways and Means, Constitution and Resolutions, and Communication and Council Support. Each of the delegates brings a unique point of view and representation of their home district. Also, the group strives to develop leadership and communication skills for use back in their districts and counties.

How are you chosen for Executive Board? 

It consists  four members from each of the thirteen districts, up to thirty presidential appointments, and eight state officers. Each district selects their members. The selection process may vary from district to district, so contact a district council member or advisor for specific information about your district delegates.

How can I be an Executive Board appointee?

Executive Board Appointees are made during Florida 4-H University. Interested 4-Hers should fill out the application.

Who funds Florida 4-H Council? 

Florida 4-H Council is funded through donations from the Florida 4-H Foundation and private donors, as well as fundraisers during the year.

How do you become a state 4-H officer?

State council officers are elected annually at Florida 4-H University in July. Interested 4-Hers must complete candidate qualification forms, which should be submitted through your county 4-H agent. Candidates then run campaigns Monday through Wednesday at Florida 4-H University, and participate in “Meet the Candidates” panels, prepared speeches, and impromptu questions. Elections are held on Wednesday at Florida 4-H University, and officers are elected to one-year terms.

 

For questions about content on this page contact Grace Carter at grace.carter@ufl.edu.