Hamilton County 4-H Council Elections

2023 Hamilton County 4-H Council Elections

Townships with open Hamilton County 4-H Council positions for 2023 are At-Large, Adams, Washington, Wayne, and White River. 4-H families should only cast one vote for a township representative if your township has an open position for the 2023 4-H Council. Voting will end at noon on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. 

The Hamilton County 4-H Program strives to meet the needs of our youth. Your continued input and positive comments ensure a successful and pertinent 4-H program. Therefore, your help in selecting adult volunteers to serve on the Hamilton County 4-H Council is necessary.

The 4-H Council is made up of at least one representative from each of the nine townships in Hamilton County plus At Large Members, two representatives from the 4-H Adult Volunteer Organization, one representative from the County Extension Homemaker Council, two representatives from the County Junior Leader Organization, one representative from the Extension Board and the president of the preceding year of the 4-H Council. 4-H Council members are eligible to serve two consecutive three year terms, however, they must be re-elected to serve that second term.

4-H Council Responsibilities:

  • To evaluate the 4-H Program and make appropriate recommendations.
  • To determine policy and operating procedures for the 4-H Program.
  • To secure, maintain, and improve adequate facilities for the 4-H Program.
  • To plan, prepare for, direct, and supervise the 4-H Fair.

 Member Responsibilities

  • The 4-H Council meets once a month and during the 4-H Fair, plus occasional called meetings. Members are required to attend at least 50% of the regular meetings.
  • A term on the 4- H Council is 3 years. Members may serve 2 consecutive terms.
  • Members are expected to serve on one or more committees.
  • Members, as township representatives, should bring concerns from their township and/or clubs to the 4-H Council.
  • 4-H Council members are expected to volunteer time to assist with the 4-H Fair (i.e. planning, setting up, carrying out, and cleaning up).
  • Members are expected to donate food to special activities sponsored by the 4-H Council and assist with these activities (i.e. pre-fair work days).

Candidates and Ballots

  • Lyneen Burrow

I love 4-H.  I'm a past 4-H member and have two daughters who were ten year members of Hamilton County 4-H.  I have been on 4-H Council, serving as president in 2020 and 2021.  I am a current member of the Hamilton County Extension Board.  I live in Jackson Township and I am Co-leader of the 4-H Food Preservation Project.  I'm a member of the Foods Auction Committee, Supreme Showmanship Committee and a member of the N.A.R.C. Extension Homemakers. 

  • Dani Robinson

As a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and lifelong member/supporter of the 4-H program I am an advocate for youth.  Having been a ten year member myself, I started volunteering as a project and club leader my first year out of 4-H.  Both of my children were ten year members and are now project volunteers.   I am a firm believer that it is our responsibility to give back to the community in which we live.  It is an honor to serve the 4-H community.   

My husband and I live East of Noblesville in Wayne Township. I am a Realtor with FC Tucker.  

At large BALLOT

  • Cindy Ogle

    I would be happy to serve on the 4-H Council representing Adams Township.  4-H has been a part of my life since I was small.  My children were both ten year members here in Hamilton County and continue to be involved with 4-H.  I have been a volunteer for many years, serving in different roles including 4-H Council member, Extension Board member, club leader, 4-H Queen Pageant Committee co-chairman, Arts & Crafts project leader and Hall C Superintendent, to name a few.  I have also served as a 4-H judge in neighboring counties.

    4-H has done so much for my family.  I want to give back with my time on the 4-H Council.  Thank you for your consideration.

  • Jared Glunt

    The reasons I want to be on council is to give back to a great organization focused on the kids experience.  I want the projects to be fun, educational, enjoyable, and memorable for all the kids in the project. and make the fair an fun an enjoyable experience for all kids. I have been helping with the swine and meat goat projects the last couple of years since my sons are in 4-H. I want to see our kids an projects continue to evolve an become the premier fair. Thank you all for you consideration and look forward to the opportunity to serve on the council. 


  • Renee Beckner

    My name is Renee Beckner and I would like to serve a second term as the 4-H Council representative in Washington township.

    Growing up on a large sheep farm in northwest Indiana and being raised by parents actively involved in the 4-H organization gave me the opportunity to become heavily involved in 4-H as well. Being a 10 year member of the 4-H organization allowed me to serve in many leadership positions and gain useful skills that I still use today. After completion as a 4-H member, I became involved in judging a variety of projects at both the county and state fair levels. I attended Purdue University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and I have served the area as an educator for the past 22 years.  While on the council for the past several years, I have been active on several committees including scholarship, awards, and auction.  I have a strong desire to share the positive effects of 4-H with others in our community and county and help Hamilton County 4-H “make the best better.” I would be honored to serve another term on the Hamilton County 4-H Council. 


  • Sarah Reel

    I would like to run for the 4-H Council because I would like to continue encouraging families in our county to become and stay involved with agriculture. I was a 10 year 4-H member in Hamilton County and have served on the council before. I moved out of the county for a short time, but now I am back in Wayne Township. I went to Ivy Tech for my general agriculture degree and currently work for Corteva Agri-Scrience. I am currently the Young Farmer Co-chair for the Hamilton County Farm Bureau and am the Meat Goat and Crops projects superintendent. I think I would make a good fit for the council because I am passionate about serving my community and helping others grow. 



  • Spencer Carson

Spencer Carson grew up in Hamilton County and was a 10 year 4-H member. Spencer is married to his wife Emilie and they have one daughter Eleanor. Spencer is a seed advisor for Becks Hybrids and covers central Indiana. Spencer also owns and manages the Hamilton County Livestock Auction and Horse Sale. He also manages Carson Club Lambs where they have 80 head of purebred Hampshire and Southdown sheep. Spencer wants to run for 4-H council to give back to an organization that gave so much to him. He wants to try and help bring new ideas to the table that could only make the program better. Thanks for your consideration of Spencer Carson for Hamilton County 4-H Council.