Jackie Davis was named a 2016 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award winner by the Missouri 4-H Foundation on March 18. Davis was recognized for her commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.

Davis has served Jackson County 4-H for five years. She is the club leader for the Sunset Trails 4-H Club, one of the largest clubs in Jackson County, treasurer of the 4-H Equine Council, a project leader and chairs several equine events. Davis and her husband also cook for the Jackson County 4-H Achievement Day awards banquet and the fair awards celebration.

The Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award recognizes volunteers who work to guide our youth. The award is named for Frank Graham, who served as director of the MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development from 1958 to 1975. During his 33 years of service, Graham was an avid supporter of volunteer leadership, believing that volunteers are the foundation of the 4-H program.

For more than 65 years, Missouri 4-H Foundation has managed funds for the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, providing higher education scholarships and recognizing 4-H volunteers. MU Extension 4-H is a community of more than 260,000 youths from across Missouri learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.