WSU Clallam County Extension hires new 4-H coordinator

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The WSU Clallam County Extension has a new staff member and leader.

Jenny Schmidt began in April as the 4-H Coordinator for the Extension office. Schmidt’s hire fills the position of retired 4-H coordinator Gena Royal.

In this position, Schmidt will be coordinating volunteers, member enrollment, and special events for the extensive 4-H programs and offerings in Clallam County. 

The WSU Extension Office is hosting an open house where the public can stop by and meet the new 4-H Coordinator and find out more about the 4-H program; this will be held at the Commissioner’s Meeting Room on Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. 

Schmidt brings with her a wide variety of experience in coordination and education including a degree in Education from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She has experience in schools, colleges and many volunteer organizations. She was also an avid 4-H member while growing up.

Schmidt states, “I am very excited to bring my skills to the challenge of coordinating the 4-H program in Clallam County," Schmidt said. "4-H has an awesome mission to promote, and this area has so many great resources to tap into. I look forward to seeing how our county can build on existing programs and take our 4-H offerings in new directions."

Clallam County 4-H clubs teach life skills such as leadership, citizenship, animal husbandry, gardening, crafts, and sciences. 4-H clubs are available to youths in grades kindergarten-12 in all areas of the county. Clubs are organized and facilitated by trained, screened volunteer leaders.   

If you are interested in joining a club or becoming a 4-H leader, stop by the WSU Extension office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 15, or call 360-417-2398.  
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