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Call for Candidates Deadline Dec. 15

Fair Seeks Candidates for Two Open Board Seats

Application Deadline on December 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Palmer, Alaska – Alaska State Fair, Inc. is currently seeking candidates interested in serving on the Board of Directors. The candidate application deadline is Friday, December 15 at 4:30 p.m.

The seven-member Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy for Alaska State Fair, Inc., a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation. Current directors include Stephen Brown, President; Kristy Bernier, Vice President; John Tracy, Secretary; Danny Consenstein Treasurer; Jason Ortiz, Director; Richard Stryken, Director; and John Harkey, Director.

Current 2017 annual and lifetime (having joined before Dec 15, 2017) Fair members will vote to fill two open board seats which each serve a three-year term. Directors will be elected at the Fair’s annual meeting, scheduled for Thursday February 8, 2018.

Directors’ responsibilities are to set policies to accomplish the Fair’s mission statement: Produce a traditional State Fair which educates and entertains Fairgoers; Provide stable finances through good business practices, statewide outreach, partnerships and hosting a variety of community, cultural and business events.

The election committee is seeking individuals who can envision the Fair as a gathering place for all Alaskans by encompassing the past, present and future, and individuals who can make the full commitment of time and self-discipline it takes to set policy.

To be eligible, candidates must be Alaska residents, at least 18 years old, and be members of Alaska State Fair, Inc. either as a lifetime member or an annual member in the current year. The deadline to become a current 2017 member is, Friday December 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Interested candidates should obtain an application packet or at the Fair Main Office, located at 2075 Glenn Highway in Palmer. Completed materials should be emailed to jerry@alaskastatefair.org, or mailed or delivered to Alaska State Fair, Inc., Attention: Jerry Baker, 2075 Glenn Highway, Palmer, Alaska 99645. Applications must be received no later than December 15 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Jerry Baker, Administrative Services Manager, at 907.746.7155 or jerry@alaskastatefair.org.

Author: Betty Shadura

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