Georgia 4-H’ers elected nine new individuals to represent them on the Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors during State 4-H Council, June 23-25, 2017. Candidates were given the opportunity to address 4-H’ers by performing skits that outlined their qualifications for office, by answering extemporaneous questions on stage, and by campaigning throughout the weekend for votes. Voters elected a president, vice president, three at large state representatives, and a representative from each of the four districts in the state.
These new board members will be installed into office at the Leadership Banquet at State 4-H Congress on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, and their term of office will begin on August 1, 2017. They will attend State Officer Training in just a few weeks where they will meet with University of Georgia officials, elected officials and constitutional officers, 4-H Foundation donors, and other supporters. Georgia 4-H is excited for these youth to begin this leadership experience.
The 2017-2018 Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors is pictured above at the closing assembly of State 4-H Council. Pictured are:
Front row, left to right:
Evie Woodward, State Representative-Elect from Coffee County;
Angel Austin, Vice President-Elect from Ben Hill County;
Mason McClintock, President-Elect from Bacon County;
Lindsey Kate Steedley, Southwest District Representative-Elect from Clinch County;
and Bronson Champion, State Representative-Elect from Chattooga County.
Back row, left to right:
Ericka Lord, State Representative-Elect from Ben Hill County;
Cody Whitlock, Northwest District Representative-Elect from Coweta County;
Zachary Holick, Southeast District Representative-Elect from Chatham County;
and Donovan Nelson, Northeast District Representative-Elect from Morgan County.
Photo credit: Blane Marable Photography