4-H Council

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Mecosta County 4-H Council is made up of 15 adult and eight youth volunteers. Members serve on the council for terms of two years. Anyone with a sincere interest in the well-being and promotion of the Mecosta County 4-H Program is eligible to serve on the Council.

So just what does the Council do?

The Council sets policies for the County 4-H Programs, raises money for 4-H activities, helps out at events and the fair, plans the annual awards banquet, provides scholarships to 4-H members and leaders and reviews fundraising requests.

Here is just a small sample of all the things our County Council does: Annual County Awards Banquet, Photo Scavenger Hunt (at fair), Senior Scholarships, Plat Book Sales, Scholarships to Kettunen Center for youth members and leaders, sponsors PEP (Proud Equestrian Program), ANRS (Agricultural and Natural Resources Stewardship) Days and summer camp programs, provides resources for members and leaders, purchased learning animal life skills sets and project books for livestock members, 4-H Christmas party and much, much more.

The 4-H Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month, with the exception of July. The meetings are held at the Mecosta County Services Building, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public.

4-H Council Members

Mecosta County 4-H Council members are:

  • Tammy Belka, President
  • Darcie Marek, Vice President
  • Ramona Okkema, Secretary
  • Trudy Herzog, Treasurer

Members at-large:

  • Laureen Deater
  • Mike Deater
  • Tiffany Spedowski
  • Erik Little 
  • Janet Snider
  • Myra VanSyckle
  • Bryan Marquardt
  • Julie Strohkirch
  • Stefani Larson

 Youth members:

  • Zane Carey  
  • Julia Doughty 
  • Rebecca Herzog
  • Calvin McKay


4-H Council Forms


Award Nomination Forms

Council Minutes  

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