4-H & Youth Park Board

Meetings
The Board shall meet at least quarterly at a designated time and place with adequate written notice to members and the public. Six members constitute a quorum.

Members
Name Role Type Term Term
Start
Term
End
Heather Beaven Member Citizen Second 7/28/09 12/31/16
Charlotte Brown Member Citizen First 1/1/13 12/31/15
James Brown Member Citizen Second 1/1/10 12/31/15
Claire Downs Fisher Member Citizen First 7/1/13 6/30/16
Mark Lasocha Ex-Officio Commissioner's Representative N/A N/A N/A
Jennifer Mezik Member Citizen Second 4/6/10 4/6/16
Glenn Dyar Orme Member Citizen First 7/1/13 6/30/16
Thomas Lee Trice Member Citizen Second 7/1/10 6/30/16
Arthur (Chip) Eaton, III Member Citizen  First 1/20/15  1/19/18

Composition

Nine members are voting members: eight residents of Caroline County appointed by the County Commissioners and one County Commissioner member or designee. The membership shall be broadly representative of the county’s population and its geography. A majority of the members shall have 4-H or youth experience or involvement. The 4-H Extension Office shall designate an Extension Educator as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board and provide necessary staff support to the Board.

Term of Office
Member serve a term of three years. Members may serve no more than two consecutive full terms. After an absence of one year, an individual may be recommended to serve again. A Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer shall be elected annually at a regular meeting by and from the appointed voting membership. The 4-H Extension Agent, or in the agent’s absence, a Cooperative Extension Service designee shall serve as Secretary.

Charge/Authority
(Caroline County Government Resolution #96-008)
The Caroline County 4-H and Youth Park Board shall complete the following tasks:
  • Develop and submit to the Commissioners a long range plan for improvement of the Park
  • Develop and submit to the Commissioners an annual budget and five-year capital plan
  • Develop policy relating to all aspects of operation of the Park and make recommendations to the Commissioners regarding the need for adoption of policy and changes to existing policy
  • Review operations of the Park and make recommendations for changes or improvements
  • In cooperation with the Cooperative Extension Service, 4-H leaders and the agricultural community, develop and keep current an activity plan and annual program for the use of the Park and its facilities
  • Make recommendation to the Commissioners regarding appointment of the Park Coordinator and appointments to board membership.
  • Serve as the official advisory body to the County Commissioners regarding Park matters and act as liaison with the community and advocate for the Park and 4-H and Youth Programs