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Marion County Commissioners are looking to appoint a new member to the county's fair board of directors.

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - Marion County Fair 2022 offered rides for all ages.SALEM — The Marion County Fair Board is seeking a new member to fill a vacancy.

The seven-member board oversees management of the county fair, working from an annual strategic plan that determines the distribution of responsibilities and the timing in which tasks are completed. The open position will have a variety of duties including working with other board members, fair staff, and volunteers to organize, manage, and promote the fair.

Areas of work may include coordination of public competitions and assisting the board Treasurer with the financial management of the fair. In addition, each board member must be available to complete assigned duties during the week of the fair which is typically held the second weekend in July.

The Marion County Board of Commissioners appoint the members of the fair board to serve three-year terms. When making appointments, commissioners consider applicants who will provide broad geographic representation and have expertise in areas such as marketing, event planning, business, youth-oriented activities, agriculture, and program coordination.

Applicants must be residents of Marion County who are 18 or older.

To apply, submit a completed and signed advisory board application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 11:59pm, Friday, Oct. 7. Visit the Marion County Fair website for more information and to find the Advisory Board Application. Completed applications can also be submitted by mail to Marion County Volunteer Services at PO Box 14500, Suite 4250, Salem, Oregon, 97309, or by FAX to 503-588-5495.

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