Chapter 23.05
FAIR ADVISORY BOARD

Sections:

23.05.010    Purpose.

23.05.020    Creation of Fair Advisory Board.

23.05.030    Membership.

23.05.040    Removal of Board members.

23.05.050    Powers of the Board.

23.05.060    Supervision.

23.05.070    Fair budget.

SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 414    04/09/91

AMENDED SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 743    07/08/03

23.05.010 Purpose.

It is the declared purpose of this chapter to change management of the Clallam County fair and fairgrounds from management by the “Clallam County Fair Association,” a nonprofit corporation, to direct County management under the Clallam County Parks, Fair and Building Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department. It is also a declared purpose of this chapter to establish a Clallam County Fair Advisory Board and to define its roles and responsibilities.

23.05.020 Creation of Fair Advisory Board.

There is hereby created a Fair Advisory Board of Clallam County, Washington, to assist the County in planning, developing, organizing and operating the Clallam County fair and fairgrounds. Such Board shall consist of fifteen (15) members. Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve without compensation.

23.05.030 Membership.

The Board members shall be Clallam County residents and be representative of organizations of Clallam County, specific geographic areas, or be individuals with interest in the Clallam County fair and fairgrounds. The Fair Advisory Board positions shall consist of the following:

Board Member Representation    Initial Term Expires

(1) Agriculture at Large    January 1, 1992

(1) City of Port Angeles    January 1, 1993

(1) Community of Forks or Western Clallam County    January 1, 1994

(1) Communities of Sequim and Dungeness    January 1, 1995

(1) Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce    January 1, 1992

(1) Grange    January 1, 1993

(1) Home Arts/Hobbies and Crafts    January 1, 1993

(1) Garden Clubs    January 1, 1995

(1) 4-H Homemakers    January 1, 1992

(1) Livestock    January 1, 1993

(1) Small Animals    January 1, 1994

(1) Horse Groups    January 1, 1995

(1) Arts/Photography    January 1, 1992

(2) At Large    January 1, 1993

    January 1, 1994

The Board of Commissioners, upon notification of a Fair Advisory Board vacancy, shall advertise and otherwise solicit applications from candidates for the specific representative area. Suggestions and recommendations for Board appointees may come from current Board members, interested persons, community organizations or clubs, and Department staff.

Fair Advisory Board members shall be appointed to a four (4) year term. Board member terms as described above shall be staggered so that terms and overall Board makeup are not all due during the same year.

No member of the Fair Advisory Board shall work in a paid County Parks, Fair and Building Maintenance Division staff position while serving as a Fair Advisory Board Member.

23.05.040 Removal of Board members.

Any Fair Advisory Board member may be removed by a majority vote of the Board of Commissioners for cause. Fair Advisory Board vacancies for unexpired terms shall be filled by appointment by the Board of County Commissioners for the unexpired portions of the term vacated.

23.05.050 Powers of the Board.

The County Fair Advisory Board shall:

(1) Elect its officers including a president, vice president, secretary, and other such officers as it may determine necessary.

(2) Develop board operational by-laws, hold regular open public meetings and keep written records.

(3) Advise and otherwise assist the County to develop long- and short-range plans for fair and fairground activity and facility development.

(4) Advise and otherwise assist the County to develop policies and procedures for the operation of the Clallam County fairgrounds, and other activities related to the site.

(5) Advise and otherwise assist the County to develop reasonable rules and regulations that are deemed necessary for the control and overall use of the fairgrounds facilities and programs.

(6) Plan, develop, organize, promote, operate and evaluate the Clallam County fair as an agricultural fair and exhibition of local activities of general public interest.

(7) Advise the County as to the financial needs of the fair and fairground activities and facilities and make recommendations for budget preparation.

(8) Promote positive public relations for the Clallam County fair and fairgrounds. Coordinate fair functions with other agencies and the State Fair Commission.

23.05.060 Supervision.

The Fair Advisory Board shall operate under the direction and supervision of the Board of County Commissioners through its County Administrator, Public Works Director, and Parks, Fair, and Building Maintenance Division Manager.

23.05.070 Fair budget.

The fair budget shall be a current expense fund budget as a division of the County Parks, Fair, and Building Maintenance Division. The fair budget shall be administered and managed by the County Administrator through the Public Works Parks, Fair, and Building Maintenance Division upon approval of the Board of County Commissioners.