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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
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Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
316-722-1432 fax
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

4-H Advisory Council

The purpose of the Sedgwick County 4-H Advisory Council is to be a nonprofit organization, utilizing private resources, to support and promote Sedgwick County 4-H youth achievements in the areas of leadership, education, citizenship, personal development and their related activities.

There are four standing committees that function throughout the year and their duties include but are not limited to:

  • Finance/Budget Committee: Develop a budget to support all aspects of the 4-H program including new and expanding audiences. Work with the board and 4-H clubs to develop the resources necessary to reach that goal.
  • Selection Committee: This group meets to interview applicants for trips sponsored by the Foundation. These include but are not limited to: Kansas City Global, Citizenship Washington Focus, National 4-H Congress, and scholarships.
  • Carnival Committee:  Develop and implement the county-wide 4-H carnival. This includes promotion to the clubs and encouraging club booth participation, coordinating Chris and Crystal Clover, pre-ticket sales, room arrangement, atmosphere, ticket sales the night of the carnival, counting money and tickets, and preparation of balance sheet.
  • Marketing/Public Relations: Promote the council and it's work to current 4-H families, alumni and other supporters. Assist with public relations for special events. Encourage families to join the 4-H program. Develop social media strategies as appropriate.

Current 4-H Council Members:

President - Janet Sprecker

Vice Pres. - Clem Moreno

Secretary - Luke Nichols

Treasurer - Christi Zimmerman

Finance/Budget Committee:

Doug Newby

Marketing Committee:

Ann Sankey

Carnival Committee:

Crista Burnett

Selection Committee:

Carolyn Spexarth

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

Sedgwick County
4-H Youth Development
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita, KS 67205-1759
(316) 660-0115
Fax (316) 722-1432

Jodi Besthorn
4-H Agent
(316) 660-0111
besthorn@ksu.edu

Beth Drescher
4-H Agent
(316) 660-0112
drescher@ksu.edu

Barbara Wingfield
Office Professional
(316) 660-0115
bwingfie@ksu.edu

Janet Donaghue
4-H Program Assistant
(316) 660-0128
jdonaghue@ksu.edu