New Member Elected to Iowa State Fair Board
Friday, January 21, 2011 Des Moines, IA
One new member was elected to the Iowa State Fair Board of Directors during the State Agricultural Convention held December 10-12 in Des Moines.
Dave Hoffman of Le Mars in the northwest district was elected to a two-year term. Hoffman succeeds retiring board member Jeanne Partlow of Manson who served nine years.
Other directors re-elected to two-year terms and their districts are James Romer, Ames (north central); Paul Vaassen, Dubuque (northeast); Gary VanAernam, Exira (southwest); Jerry Parkin, Earlham (south central); and Gary McConnell, Bloomfield (southeast).
Delegates from six geographic State Fair Board districts elect two board members each for a total of 12 directors. All terms are staggered two-year terms.
Other directors include Bill Neubrand, LeMars (northwest); Alan Brown, Hampton (north central); John Harms, Monticello (northeast); C.W. Thomas, Guthrie Center (southwest); Randy Brown, Osceola (south central); and Bob Schlutz, Columbus Junction (southeast).
R. Brown and McConnell will serve the Board as president and vice-president, respectively.
Directors by office held are Governor Terry Branstad Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (represented by Karey Claghorn), and Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy (represented by Dr. Chuck Morris, director of 4-H Youth Development at Iowa State University).
About the Iowa State Fair
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