Officers and parent leaders of the Delta County 4-H Council met with the county commissioners Monday for an annual exchange of appreciation in conjunction with National 4-H Week.
The 4-H County Council officers, accompanied by Jackie Shea, Tri-River youth extension agent, thanked the commissioners for the county's support of 4-H programs and facilities through the year. They also held a reception with refreshments where commissioners Doug Atchley and Don Suppes visited with the 4-H'ers about their activities and plans. (Commissioner Mark Roeber was not present for the event.)
Shea told the county commissioners,
"This is National 4-H Week and we will be having our awards banquet in Hotchkiss on Friday. We want to say thanks and that we appreciate everything Delta County does for the 4-H program. These youth bring good things to Delta County. "
County administrator Robbie LeValley noted that the annual economic impact of 4-H programs here once again exceeded $1 million. "Not only are these great kids," she said, "but they provide great diversification to the economy as well."
Commissioner Doug Atchley said, "We are great believers in the 4-H as well." Commissioner Don Suppes noted that "Delta County is one of the highest performing 4-H programs in the state."
The two commissioners also extended a special thanks to the parent advisors who contribute many volunteer hours to county 4-H programs.
County Council officers, 4-H members and parent advisors present for the occasion were Grady Simpson, president; Charley Perkins, vice president; Trey Caywood, secretary; Ellison Black, treasurer; Drew Harris, reporter; Kaylee Simpson, historian; Jessica Black; and parent leaders Jodi Black, Amy Perkins and Heidi Simpson.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.