Congratulations to the new Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council members!

The new youth and adult members of the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council were elected at the Fall Forum conference, November 4-5, 2023 at the Green Lake Conference Center. Youth and adults from across the state applied to be part of the new council and went through an election process to be selected for the 2023-24 council.

Leading the 2023-24 Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council are:

  • Co-Presidents – Juniper Rydberg (Portage County) and Cindi Syverson (Eau Claire County)
  • Co-Vice Presidents – Isaac Nagel (Calumet County) and Kathy Brubaker (Pierce County)
  • Secretary – Morgan Servaes (Kewaunee County)

Youth and Adult Members of the Council for 2023-24 are:

Eastern Region:

  • Heidi Groth (Brown County – Adult)
  • McKinley Kruger (Fond du Lac County – Youth)
  • Chris Lettau (Winnebago County – Adult)
  • Josie Mertens (Calumet County – Youth)
  • Isaac Nagel (Calumet County – Youth)
  • Evan Numrich (Winnebago County – Youth)
  • Kassidy Ruppel (Waupaca County – Youth)
  • Lisa Sprangers (Outagamie County – Adult)

Northern Region:

  • Kathy Brubaker (Pierce County – Adult)
  • Sami Carriere (Jackson County – Youth)
  • Maggie Conlan (Polk County – Adult)
  • Susan Holmen (Chippewa County – Youth)
  • Christine Jensen (Wood County – Adult)
  • Jarrett Rueth (Clark County – Youth)
  • Juniper Rydberg (Portage County – Youth)
  • Cindi Syverson (Eau Claire County – Adult)

Southern Region:

  • Mary Pat Boschert (Dodge County – Adult)
  • Grace Carter (Sauk County – Youth)
  • Jamie Damm (Columbia County – Youth)
  • Alexa Heitkamp (LaCrosse County – Youth)
  • Bryndalyn Kanable (Richland County – Youth)
  • Thomas Peters (Rock County – Youth)
  • Dawn Smith (Green County – Adult)


  • Jacob Adamski (Langlade County – Youth)
  • Lauryn Elzy (Rock County – Youth)
  • Emily Groth (Brown County – Youth)
  • Finn Lettau (Winnebago County – Youth)
  • Nick Luerssen (Marathon County – Adult)
  • Nikki Rueth (Clark County – Adult)
  • Morgan Servaes (Kewaunee County – Youth)
  • Burke Sprangers (Outagamie County – Youth)

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-Madison 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 multiple statewide programs and provides leadership in those settings. For more information on the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council, visit

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