The Alaska State Fair is seeking candidates to serve on our board of directors. Completed applications must be received by Monday, December 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
There will be two seats open on the board, and the Fair general membership will vote to fill the seats at our annual membership meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Interested in applying? Here’s what you need to know. Qualified candidates must be:
The Alaska State Fair board of directors is a policy-setting board and director responsibilities include:
To receive an application packet, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 907.746.7155.
There are several options for returning your application packet to us:
Completed applications must be received by Monday, December 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.Learn More
About 150 people, mostly Fair members as well as some interested supporters, attended the meeting. We held an election to fill four open seats on the Fair board of directors, and we’re pleased to report that Stephen Brown, Kristy Bernier, John Harkey and Richard Stryken were elected to the board.
Brown was elected to the one-year board seat, Bernier took the two-year board seat, and Harkey and Stryken were re-elected for full, three-year terms.
Members also voted on changes to the articles and bylaws that would allow mail-in and electronic voting. Such changes must be approved by two-thirds of the membership present, and the bylaw vote failed by a narrow margin.
During our food vendor showcase, meeting attendees sampled tasty bites from potential 2012 food vendors and then voted on their favorite. The vendor with the most votes was offered a booth at the 2012 Fair. We’re excited to announce the winner is The Reuben Haus – be sure to check them out at this year’s Fair!
We also announced the performers confirmed to date for our 2012 AT&T Concert Series, and Fair members had the opportunity to reserve tickets in advance. Mark your calendars – tickets go on sale to the general public March 23! Watch our blog, website and Facebook page for forthcoming details.
Finally, meeting attendees got a sneak peek of the video we are putting together with the help of Alaska Channel. Using footage and interviews from the 2011 Fair, the film explores how we are striving to truly be “Alaska’s Fair” by encouraging participation by all Alaskans. Check it out for yourself by viewing this short clip.
Did you attend the annual meeting? Have reviews on the food vendors? Feedback on the concert series? Thoughts on the video clip? Share your thoughts on the Fair’s Facebook page! Want to stay in touch with the Fair? “Like” the Fair on Facebook and sign up to receive email and mobile updates!
All current Fair members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend the meeting. However, please note that only 2011 Fair members who signed up by December 15, 2011 are eligible to vote.
There are lots of fun reasons to attend the upcoming annual meeting:
First dibs on concert tickets. We will be announcing the confirmed entertainers to date for the 2012 AT&T Concert Series – and 2012 Fair members will have the opportunity to reserve tickets right there at the meeting! That’s an entire month before tickets go on sale to the general public on March 9. Not a Fair member? Not a problem – you can sign up as a member at the meeting. Learn about all the benefits of membership on our website.
Food vendor showcase. We’ve invited a select group of potential 2012 food vendors to the annual meeting, where they will be offering tasty samples. Meeting attendees can vote on their favorite and the winning vendor will be offered a booth space at the 2012 Fair! The participating potential vendors and the types of food they make include:
Fair film premiere. This winter we’ve been hard at work with the folks at Alaska Channel putting together a short film using footage and interviews from the 2011 Fair. The film explores how we are striving to truly be “Alaska’s Fair” by encouraging participation by all Alaskans, and the importance of bringing together and sharing the many different people, cultures and talents of our great state. We’re excited to premiere a short clip of the film at the annual meeting!
Board election. The main order of business at the annual meeting will be the election of four members to the Fair board of directors. A total of 10 candidates, including two incumbents, applied to serve on the Fair board. Learn more about each of the candidates by visiting our website. Fair members will also vote on changes to the articles and bylaws that will allow mail-in and electronic voting. Remember – only 2011 Fair members who signed up by December 15, 2011 are eligible to vote.
Mark your calendar for February 9 and we’ll see you at the annual meeting! Questions or comments? Share your thoughts on the Fair’s Facebook page! Want to stay in touch with the Fair? “Like” the Fair on Facebook and sign up to receive email and mobile updates!Learn More
The meeting will take place Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Raven Hall on the fairgrounds.
A total of 10 candidates applied to serve on the Fair board of directors. Below, the candidates state why they wish to serve on the board. You can visit our website to read the full profiles.
The board candidates include:
Are you coming to the annual meeting? Share your thoughts on the Fair’s Facebook page! Want to stay in touch with the Fair? “Like” the Fair on Facebook and sign up to receive email and mobile updates!Learn More
Do you want to vote at the 2011 Alaska State Fair annual meeting? Then be sure to return your completed application and membership fee by the deadline of Thursday, December 15 at 4:30 p.m.
Who can become a Fair member? To be eligible, you must:
Only 2011 Fair members are eligible to vote at the annual meeting, which will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012. There are four seats open on the board, and Fair members will vote to fill them at the meeting. (Interested in applying as a Fair board member? Read more in our previous blog post.)
Please note that becoming a 2011 Fair member only entitles you to vote at the annual meeting in February. To receive benefits at the 2012 Fair, including first dibs on concert tickets, invitations to the Director’s Reception and more, you’ll need to renew your membership for 2012.
How much does it cost? Good question! Annual memberships are just $25 a year and lifetime memberships are $250.
Speaking of lifetime memberships, we have a special offer if you join as a lifetime member by December 15, 2011. When you become a lifetime member by December 15, you’ll receive one of our beautiful Diamond Quilting Bee prints, created by talented Alaska artist Barbara Lavallee in celebration of our 75th birthday, for FREE (a $65 value)! You’ll also receive all of the other lifetime membership benefits (check them out on our website!).
If you’ve already paid for a 2011 annual membership, we’ll credit your $25 annual membership fee toward your lifetime membership fee. To take advantage of this upgrade offer, please call us at 907.745.4827 by the December 15 deadline.
Ready to sign up? Just fill out our online membership form or download, complete and return a hardcopy form. Or to upgrade your annual membership to a lifetime membership, call us at 907.745.4827.Learn More