Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council

The Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council (WLC) provides a statewide forum for youth and adult volunteer leaders to discuss ideas and provide input to enhance UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development programs at the state, county and local levels. WLC members:

  • Serve as leaders and role models for 4-H youth and adults
  • Advocate for Wisconsin 4-H
  • Provide input for enhancing the 4-H program
  • Provide educational opportunities to 4-H members and leaders
  • Connect the county, regional and state levels of Wisconsin 4-H, as well as the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation

Elected at the annual Fall Forum, the WLC helps to plan that annual event, along with the State Youth Leader Conference and UW-Extension Day and Meat Products Auction at Wisconsin State Fair.

Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Bylaws 

2017-18 Wisconsin Leadership Council Applications

2017-18 Wisconsin Leadership Council Application (Microsoft word)

2017-18 Wisconsin Leadership Council Application (fillable PDF)

Current Council Membership

Wisconsin Leadership Council Roster

Co-Presidents – Libby Willkomm (Washington County – Youth / East-Metro Region) and Jenna Franseen (Racine County – Adult / East-Metro Region)

Co-Vice Presidents – Emma Peterson (Price County – Youth / Northwest Region) and Michele Kempfer (Sauk County – Adult / Southwest Region)

Secretary – Megan Zaczyk (Ozaukee County – Youth / East-Metro Region)

WI 4-H Foundation Representatives – Ben Kronberg (Rock County / Southwest Region) and Tammi Shaffer (Green Lake County / North Central Region)

East Metro Region:

  • Mark Deutschmann (Kenosha County – Adult)
  • Jenna Franseen (Racine County – Co-President)
  • Brianna Jones (Waukesha County – Youth)
  • Chase Pirocanac (Racine County – Youth)
  • Emmalyn Sprangers (Outagamie County – Youth)
  • Agnes Wagner (Washington County – Adult)
  • Libby Willkomm (Washington County – Co-President)
  • Megan Zaczyk (Ozaukee County – Secretary)

North Central Region:

  • Ella Breitenfeldt (Marathon County – Youth)
  • Romelle Bymers (Wood County – Adult Volunteer Advisor)
  • Calob Congdon (Green Lake County – Youth)
  • Caroline Cornelison (Walworth County – Adult)
  • Laura Huber (Wood County – Adult)
  • Emma Loucks (Marathon County – Youth)
  • Tammi Shaffer (Green Lake County – Adult)
  • Amannda Szomi (Taylor County – Youth)
  • Stephanie Witberler (Marathon – Youth)

Northwest Region:

  • Lori Dailey (Trempealeau County – Adult)
  • Adaire MacSwain (St. Croix County – Youth)
  • Teresa Miller (Eau Claire County – Youth)
  • Michelle Moats (Buffalo County – Adult)
  • Emma Peterson (Price County – Co-Vice President)
  • Lauren Thompson (St. Croix County – Youth)
  • Eileen Van Dyk (St. Croix County – Adult)

Southwest Region:

  • Taylor Baerwolf (Columbia County – Youth)
  • Mary Pat Boschert (Dodge County – Adult)
  • Lillienne Cauffman (Walworth County – Youth)
  • Gaelan Combs (Dane County – Youth)
  • Michele Kempfer (Sauk County – Co-Vice President)
  • Ben Kronberg (Rock County – Youth)
  • Nolan Lendved (Dane County – Adult Volunteer Advisor)
  • Teresa Pelletier (Dane County – Adult)
  • Lydia Seeley (Crawford County – Youth)
  • Leah Witt (Dane County – Youth)


  • Jasmine Brown (Rock County – Youth)
  • David Weber (Winnebago County – Youth)


  • Matt Calvert – 4-H Youth Development Specialist
  • Kandi O’Neil – 4-H Associate Program Director/Volunteer Specialist
  • Amber Rehberg – 4-H Educational Programs Specialist & WLC Coordinator