Marshall County 4-H Agent Kristen Roberson of Arab was elected president of the Alabama Association of Extension 4-H Agents (ALAE4-HA) at their annual conference recently held in Sylacauga.
ALAE4-HA is a professional organization of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), which is the primary outreach program of Auburn and Alabama A&M Universities.
Roberson has also served as junior and senior director, vice-president and president-elect while a member of the organization.
In 2016, Roberson received the Achievement in Service Award by ALAE4-HA and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. She has also received State Awards for Published Photos and News Story. She currently serves on the Public Relations and Information Committee on the National 4-H Agent’s Association as well.
Roberson is the wife of Kevin, and mother of Maggie, a 9th grader at Brindlee Mountain High. She is a 2008 graduate of Athens State University, receiving a degree in business management and marketing and holds a master’s degree in education from Auburn University.
She began her Extension career in Colbert County in 2006. After serving one year in that position, she transferred to the Marshall County office; holding the Agent Assistant position until 2011; and has served as the county’s 4-H Foundation Agent since.
“I feel honored and privileged that my colleagues have chosen me to serve in this position for the next year," Roberson said. "Our association is an important contributor to the morale and professional development of the 4-H/youth development professionals throughout the state. I am also excited to be able to host my coworkers on beautiful Lake Guntersville at our annual meeting next summer.”
Roberson is a 2017 graduate of Marshall County Leadership Challenge and serves on the Board of Directors of Marshall County Leadership Challenge as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Alabama Young Adult Chrysalis.