Two New Members Elected to Iowa State Fair Board
Friday, December 18, 2009 Des Moines, IA
Two new members were elected to the Iowa State Fair Board of Directors during the State Agricultural Convention held December 11-13 in Des Moines.
Alan Brown of Hampton in the north central district and John Harms of Monticello in the northeast district were each elected to a two-year term.
Brown and Harms succeed retiring board members Don Greiman of Garner and Dave Huinker of Decorah who served 44 and 30 years, respectively.
Other directors re-elected to two-year terms and their districts are Bill Neubrand, LeMars (northwest); C.W. Thomas, Guthrie Center (southwest); Randy Brown, Osceola (south central); and Bob Schlutz, Columbus Junction (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 Jeanne Partlow, Manson and Ankeny (northwest); James Romer, Ames (north central); Paul Vaassen, Dubuque (northeast); Gary VanAernam, Exira (southwest); Jerry Parkin, Earlham (south central); and Gary McConnell, Bloomfield (southeast).
R. Brown, McConnell and Partlow will serve the Board as president, vice-president and treasurer, respectively.
Directors by office held are Governor Chet Culver (represented by Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge), Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey 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
The 2010 Iowa State Fair is set for “Non Stop Fun” August 12-22. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or check out www.iowastatefair.org.