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Fair Board & BOC

Fair Board

The Fair Board oversees the operations the Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds and the annual Benton County Fair & Rodeo through a Memorandum of Agreement with the Board of Commissioners. The seven volunteer members of the Fair Board are appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Fair Board meetings are held monthly on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm (unless rescheduled due to holidays and the County Fair).

Fair Board:
Trudy Overlin, Chair
Mark Baumgartner, Vice Chair
Rick Freeman
Craig Hendrickson
Darrell Oakes
Kristi Schrock
Aurora Jensen

We are currently recruiting for a Fair Board Member! If you are interested please complete the online application.

The Fair Board maintains six sub-committees, consisting of at least one Fair Board member and various community volunteers. These sub-committees support the work of the Fair Board by focusing on specific programs and initiatives. Members of the public are welcome to contact the Event Center Office to be considered for membership on a sub-committee.

Fair Board Sub-Committees
  • Business Development Committee
  • Fair Committee
  • Rodeo Committee
  • Facilities Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Executive Committee (consists of Fair Board Chair & Vice Chair)

Board Of Commissioners

The Benton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is composed of Xan Augerot, chair; Pat Malone, commissioner and Nancy Wyse, commissioner.

The Board of Commissioners oversee all functions of county government services. They act as executives, overseeing county operations; legislators, setting county ordinances; and also fill a quasi-judicial role in land use matters.

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