The Austin County 4-H Council is a team of 4-H members elected by their peers. Serving as ambassadors for the Austin County 4-H program, members represent the organization while collaborating with Extension faculty to plan, coordinate, and facilitate activities and events.
To become an officer of Austin County 4-H Council, the following must be considered:
- The officers of the club shall be a President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter.
- Officers shall be elected annually and shall serve for a term of one year beginning in September following officer installations.
- The President must be at least 14 years of age or in the 9th grade with at least one year in high school remaining. They also must have served as a Council officer for a minimum of two (2) years.
- 1st Vice President must have served as a council officer for at least one (1) year and be at least 12 years of age by Sept. 1 of election year.
- There shall be no more than three (3) officers from any one club elected to council.
- All members interested in running for a council position must submit a letter of intent to the county Extension agent by the required deadline.
- Council officers are expected to attend all council meetings; however, you are allowed up to two (2) excused absences. Excused absences are defined as a death in the family, illness, and participation in other 4-H events or school activities. Proof of your excused absence must be presented to the executive committee and the County Extension Agent for approval.
- All nominees will be introduced and allowed to give a two (2) minute speech on their qualifications.
- Election will be by secret ballot. The ballots will be counted by the Council Advisor(s) and verified by the County Extension Agent.
If you would like to run for an officer position, please fill out the below form and return it to the Extension Office by April 27th.