This is a seven member board. All members are appointed by the County Commission. Members serve three year terms. The State Fair Advisory Board serves as an advisory board to the County Commission and the State Fair management on matters relative to the operation of the State Fairgrounds and conduct of the annual State Fair. Board members should expect to commit approximately five hours per month throughout the year and at least several hours per day for the eight days of the annual fair. Board members are expected to represent interests that best serve the overall operation of the State Fair; work with Fair management in establishing shows, contests, policies, rules, fee schedules and contracting services and entertainment vendors to conduct operations for the Fair; work with Fair management in planning construction priorities and assist in consulting architects, planners and engineers in developing actual construction documents; assist in preparation of capital construction budgets and annual operational budgets; promote funding by communications with legislators, commissioners and other funding sources; and to promote image and attendance at the State Fair and use of Fairgrounds facilities. Experience or interest in civic groups, 4-H and FFA organizations, agri-business functions and communications with available media are helpful. The State Fair Advisory Board meets regularly on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the Paddock Club, Gold Buckle room. Board members also attend the annual State Fair in its entirety. For more information, contact the State Fairgrounds office at 727-8900.
|Jim Sargent, Chairman||06/30/2020|