Berrien County 4-H leaders elected

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association elected six new leaders to its executive board, the Berrien County 4-H Leaders Council.

The adults elected are Bobbi Lawson, of Galien Chanters 4-H Club; Darlene Mattson, of Straight Shooters 4-H Club and Best Friends 4-H Club; Elaine McKee, Redbud Country Goat 4-H Club; and Angela Widdis, of Galien Chanters 4-H Club and Best Friends 4-H Club.

The teenagers elected to council are Ben McKee and Reese McKee, both, leaders for Redbud Country Goat 4-H Club.

Adult representatives serve a three-year term, and teens serve a two-year term.

4-H participants between the ages of 13 to 19 cast their ballot for two teen representatives, while adult leaders cast ballots for three adult representatives.

The council serves the 4-H program coordinator for 4-H youth development and the Berrien County Michigan State University Extension staff.

In addition to their monthly meetings, council members serve as chairs to various committees that provide events throughout the Berrien County 4-H program.