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Douglas County 4-H Leadership Resources

4-H Youth Council

Douglas County 4-H Youth Council

A 4-H Youth Council member is a 4-H’er whom rises above the general 4-H member’s expectations. These members devote extra time throughout the year to lead the 4-H program within their own 4-H clubs, their own communities within Douglas County, and as a group during county-wide events.

The Douglas County 4-H County Youth Council works together to organize and lead several activities and events for the Douglas County 4-H Program. Some of these activities include Achievement Night in October, Leadership Day in November and June Livestock Show in June.

Interested in joining?

  • Douglas County Youth Council Meetings are open to all Douglas County 4-H members.  Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 5:30 pm for officers and 6:30 pm for general members/club representatives. All are invited and encouraged to attend!  Contact the office (720) 733-6940 for the next meeting date and location!

Upcoming Youth Council/4-H Youth Events:

  • Leadership Development Conference
    • Deadline to register: February 12th, 2021 at 11:59pm
    • Date: February 27th, 2021 from 10am – 4pm (virtual)
    • Cost: FREE
    • This event is for 4-H members 14-18 years old. 4-H leaders who would normally act as chaperones are also welcome to attend. Registration is required. This is a FREE event this year! The State 4-H Senate and State Shooting Sports Ambassadors have some great virtual workshops lined up. More information here.  
    • Register via 4-H Online.
  • 2021 June Show Livestock Show
    • Entries and fees must be completed and submitted to the Douglas County Extension Office by: May 28th, 2021 at 5pm
    • Date: June 4 & June 5, 2021, start times vary (see flier)
    • Cost: Varies (See flier)
    • Location: Douglas County Fairgrounds
    • This Livestock Show is open to all current Douglas County 4-H and FFA members.
    • Register via form.
    • Questions? Call 720-733-6940 or email nicole.speeding@colostate.edu OR kirsten.cowan@colostate.edu.

2020-2021 Youth Council Meeting Minutes:

  • November 2nd, 2020 Meeting Minutes – Click HERE.
  • December 7th, 2020 Meeting Minutes – Click HERE.
  • January 4th, 2021 Meeting Minutes – Click HERE.
  • February 1, 2021 Meeting Minutes – Click HERE.
  • March 1, 2021 Meeting Minutes – Click HERE
  • April 5th, 2021 Meeting Minutes – Click HERE.
  • May 3rd, 2021 Meeting Minutes – Click HERE
  • June 7th, 2021 Meeting Minutes – Click HERE.

Youth Council Officer Position Descriptions & Requirements:

Elections take place every year at the June Youth Council meeting.

The 2021-2022 Application will open on March 1, 2021 and close May 26, 2021. 

  • President – Click HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 1
  • Vice PresidentClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 1
  • Secretary – Click HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 1
  • TreasurerClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 1
  • Parliamentarian – Click HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 1
  • ReporterClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 1
  • District 3 Senator Click HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 2
  • District 3 Alternate SenatorClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 2
  • Fair Board RepresentativeClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 1
  • 4-H Foundation RepresentativeClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 10 yrs
    • Positions available: 1
  • CALF RepresentativeClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 12 yrs
    • Positions available: 2
  • FFA RepresentativeClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 14 yrs
    • Positions available: 2
  • Shooting Sports RepresentativeClick HERE
    • Age minimum: 10 yrs
    • Positions available: 2
  • Adult Leader/Advisor PositionClick HERE

Meet the 2020-2021 Youth Council Officers!

President: Rebekah Palmer

Vice President: Kenzie Summervill

Treasurer: Cole Campbell

Secretary: Bailey Fischer

Parliamentarian: December Pool

Reporter: Sierra Holt

4-H Foundation Representative: Sofia Foss

District 3 Senators & CALF Representatives: Cole Campbell and Tori Checkal

Fair Board Representative: Grace Pool

FFA Representative: Baily Fischer

Shooting Sports Advisory Committee Representatives: TJ Surry and Ciara Moore

4-H Youth Council Adult Leaders: Angie White, Noah VanBibber and Danny Talbert

4-H Youth Council Extension Agent: Nicole Speeding


Bulk Poultry Order

Currently looking for a Douglas County 4-H Leader interested in taking this over. Please contact the Douglas County Extension Office at 720-733-6940 if interested!

Every Spring, Douglas County Youth Council facilitates a bulk order for Market Turkeys, Market Chickens and Peking Ducks for our members. This will provide some of the following benefits:

• Save on shipping costs
• Timely arrival of birds for the Douglas County Fair
• No searching at local stores and hoping they get more shipments in
• Help support 4-H Youth Council

Bulk Poultry Order Form 2020 *Order Closed for 2020*

4-H Ambassadors

Douglas County Ambassador Program

Douglas County needs to promote 4-H throughout the year, not just at fair.  Ambassadors will help grow the program in all parts of the county. This program will help 4-Hers develop their public speaking abilities and gain experience in job applications, resumes, and job interviewing.


2019-2020 4-H Ambassadors
Alex Cerullo
Ainsley Fischer
Bailey Fischer
Rebekah Palmer
December Pool
Addison Fitch (Junior Ambassador)


2020-2021 Ambassador Applications are Available Now!
DUE TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY OCTOBER 28th 2020

Requirements *2020 Coming Soon!*

  • In order to apply, applicant must have been a 4-H member for a minimum of two years prior to application.
  • Applicant must have attended a minimum of half of the 4-H council meetings the previous year.
  • Ambassadors will serve two-year terms, except for the first Ambassadors selected in 2009-10.  These, in order to establish alternating years’ intake of new Ambassadors, will serve two year terms for up to three Ambassadors and one year terms for up to two Ambassadors.
  • Should an Ambassador leave after one year, a one year term will be filled for that position after the 2009-10 year.
  • Ambassadors will fill out an application and also submit a resume of their 4-H work.  Interviews with community members will be held in November.
  • Ambassadors will promote 4-H throughout the year.  Some events that need Ambassadors present for promotion may include but are not limited to Highlands Ranch Days, DC8 video promotions, talking with commissioners, after school and school enrichment programs, tours at county fair, emcee’s at county contests, handing out of ribbons at county contests, Farm Days, speaking to adult and youth organizations, National 4-H Week activities, and other creative programs.
  • Ambassadors may be asked to attend a training with other Ambassadors from a multi-county area.

Additionally, there may be up to two Junior Ambassadors in Training.  These 12 to 13 year olds will be selected by the same process, but will serve only one year.  They will not be required or allowed to attend a multi-county Ambassador training.  Once they reach the age of 14, they may apply to be an Ambassador.  The main responsibility of the Junior Ambassadors in Training will be to assist the Senior Ambassadors in promoting 4-H.  As a Junior Ambassador, 4-H members will be building their 4-H resumes.

4-H Leader's Council

Douglas County 4-H Leader’s Council


Colorado 4-H Mission
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

Colorado 4-H Vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together


The Douglas County 4- Leader’s Council meets in the lower level conference rooms of the Douglas County Extension office every first Monday of the month, unless that Monday is a holiday. This is a great time for local 4-H leaders to get updated on the current changes, events, forms, etc. It is also the perfect time to network with other leaders to get new ideas for your club.

2020-2021 Meeting Minutes

Douglas County Leaders Council Meetings are open to all Douglas County 4-H leaders.  All are invited and encouraged to attend!!  Contact the office (720) 733-6940 for the next meeting date!