Leadership Opportunities

Club Officer Positions

The club size in Gillespie County allows for interested youth to serve in several officer positions in their local clubs.  We encourage youth to serve as officers to gain public speaking skills and to learn the responsibilities of overseeing others.

Club Position Descriptions:

County Council Officer Positions

As 4-H members mature in age, they will have the opportunity to run for an officer position on the county council.  County council members represent Gillespie 4-H at district events, and serve our local clubs by making important decisions and passing on information at quarterly meetings.

Positions Include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Reporter, Parliamentarian, and two Council Delegates

The election process (voted on my county council 4/18/22) will be comprised of an application (10%), interview (40%) and popular vote (50%).
Applications Due: May 2, 2022 by 5 p.m.
Interviews: May 3, 2022
Popular Vote: May 16, 2022 Council Meeting

Officer announcements will be made May 19th @ 6:00 p.m. on the Gillespie 4-H private Facebook group. Actual officer positions will be announced at the banquet in August.

If Elected, officers will be required to:
1- Attend 80% of County Council Officer and Regular Meetings
2- Attend Council Officer Retreat -July 28 – 30, 2022
Failure to comply with the requirements above will result in result in the inability to run for a county council officer position the following year.- 
*As this is the 1st year for a mandatory council officer retreat  – if you have a conflict prior to applying for council officer please reach out to Emily Grant to discuss. 

Officers are expected to:
1- Attend D10 Leadership Lab
2- Attend Gillespie 4-H New Member Night & 4-H Kick-Off Night
3- Support Gillespie 4-H Week Activities
4- Lead Gillespie 4-H Banquet 2022 – 2023
*Support other activities as asked through out the year where County Council is asked to represent the Gillespie County 4-H program.

Gillespie 4-H Council officers may be asked to support a portion of the officer retreat (max $100).

Gillespie County 4-H Council Officer Candidate Application 2022 – PDF

District 10 Council Officers


Senior 4-H members can also run for a position on the District 10 Council.  These officers represent District 10 at state 4-H events and work with our district specialists for events and leadership meeting.  The election of officers for the District 10 4-H Council will take place at Leadership Lab held in June each summer.

To be eligible for an office, 4-Hers must have attended District Leadership Lab at least one year prior to running for office.

Candidates will participate in a question/answer session in front of the voting delegates following speeches. Candidates will be sent a list of potential questions in early June. Each candidate will be asked 2 questions from the list and one question that is not on the list. This will provide an opportunity for the voting delegates to see how well candidates think on their feet.

Candidates who apply will be allowed to bring ONE poster board size (22 inches X 28 inches) campaign poster to Lab! No other campaign materials will be allowed, i.e. candy, flyers, gum, etc.


The District Council President, 1st Vice-President and Delegate-at-Large also serve as members of the Texas 4-H Council and must be 16 years of age and not reached their 19th birthday on or before August 31st of the preceding year. In addition, they must be a student in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade the year they are serving on council.

All District 10 Officers are required to attend the District 10 Officer Training held in late July each summer.

4H Day at the Capitol

4H Day @ The State Capitol 2021 – CANCELLED

This day is designed for 4-H members to learn more about our state legislative process, see our legislators in session, and to visit with their respective elected officials.  This event happens every other year on the odd numbered years.  The event is limited to the first 250 youth who register and is available for 4H members in grades 3-12.


Texas 4H Congress

Texas 4-H Congress

Open to senior level  4-H members.  Texas 4-H Congress is an educational program focused on leadership, citizenship, cultural heritage and career exploration.  Texas 4-H Congress allows 4-H members to experience the law making process first hand by writing, submitting, and then serving as a member of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Press, or as a Lobbyist. From these roles, the 4-H members determine the fate of each bill submitted. Congress is a 4-H Legislative program held in even years in Austin.


National 4H Congress


Usually held in late November in Atlanta, GA.  Unlike any other 4-H event, National 4-H Congress allows you to experience your world, our world, through different opportunities such as workshops, culture experiences, speakers, and meet-and-greets!  National 4-H Congress is a five-day event that engages high school aged 4-H members in leadership, citizenship, global awareness, and inclusion.  Participants not only have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art educational workshops and hear from world-renowned speakers, they also have the opportunity to network with other 4-H members from across the United States.


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