The Board of Directors governing body is made up of representatives from local chapters from across the state, led by an Executive Committee. Each chapter is provided the representation of their local chapter president and a state delegate, with larger chapters having two delegates in addition to their president. The governance and management of the organization is another aspect of leadership development for young members of this organization, providing preparation and understanding of government service and accountability.
While being grassroots at its core, the Jaycees is also part of a national and international parent organization that provides many avenues for connecting young people with the world around them and with other outstanding young leaders internationally. The US Jaycees and Junior Chamber International (JCI) offer Californians training, recognition, and development opportunities at all levels of the organization.