Fair Advisory Board

2022 Fair Advisory Board Members

The Fair Advisory Board is composed of eleven members, five representing the Council district in which they live, and six at-large members who may live anywhere in the county. Members serve four-year terms and are limited to three consecutive full terms.

The board meets almost monthly and represents a broad range of interests related to the annual Evergreen State Fair. It was created to advise, consult and assist the Fair Manager in the operation and maintenance of the Evergreen State Fair.

If you are interested in serving on the Fair Advisory Board, please complete this Nomination Form (PDF). 

Regular Meetings: 7:00 p.m. second Tuesday of each month in the Fair Park Administration Office Conference Room.  If you would like to join via ZOOM, the link will be on the agenda.  Staff Contact: Debbie.Donk@snoco.org  

Meeting Date
Agenda
Minutes
January 11, 2022, 7:00PM  ZOOM meeting
 February 8, 2022, 7:00PM   ZOOM meeting02/08/2022 Minutes
NO Meeting in March
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 April 12, 2022, 7:00PM   ZOOM meeting04/12/2022 Minutes
May 10, 2022, 7:00PM  In Person & ZOOM05/10/2022 Agenda
June 14, 2022, 7:00PM In Person & ZOOM06/14/2022 Agenda06/14/2022 Minutes
July 12, 2022, 7:00PM In Person & ZOOM07/12/2022 Minutes
August 9, 2022, 7:00PM In Person & ZOOM
No Meeting in September
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October 11, 2022, 7:00PM In Person & ZOOM10/11/2022 Agenda
November 8, 2022, 7:00PM

No Meeting in December
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2021 Minutes and Agendas      

2022 Fair Advisory Board


Marshia Armstrong- District 1- Fair Advisory Board Member

District 1 - Marshia Armstrong
Marshia is a real estate broker/manager and internet sales guru. She participated in 4-H Clothing as a teen and later as the Lucky Leaves 4-H Club leader for 10+ years. Marshia was also a member of the Washington State 4-H Leaders Council for 4 years. While raising and showing Simmental cattle, she wrote the exotic open beef show catalog for the fair. Marshia said she is pleased to serve her community on the Fair Advisory Board, helping to preserve the agricultural and community connections of the fair.

Don Ballard- District 2- Fair Advisory Board Member

District 2- Don Ballard - 2022 Chair
Don is a retired Boeing Engineer and has been a fixture at the Fair for over 32 years.  He has participated as an exhibitor, judge, clerk, and superintendent in both still life and animal departments within the fair in both Open Class and 4-H.   As a 4-H Volunteer for over 25 years, he has served as the 4-H Rabbit Superintendent since 1999.  Previously serving on the Board for several years, Don is honored to be back and excited about helping to guide the Fair into the future.


Vacant
Fair Advisory Board Member Judi Smith

District 4 - Judi Smith
Judi Smith is a long time resident of Washington State and volunteers within her community.  She participated in 4H growing up and later in life would work to put on Tour de Terrace in Mountlake Terrace for 26 years.  Judi and her husband Jerry, raced their Figure 8 racecar at Evergreen Speedway for many years.  She loves to volunteer and support her community.

Fair Advisory Board Member Kathleen Wright

District 5 - Kathleen Wright 
Kathleen has been the Open Class Baking Department Superintendent since 1994 and has been a strong role model for community involvement and helping others benefit by showing them how to take an active role ever since. Always mindful that a fair’s function is to “educate, encourage and evaluate”, Kathleen conducts training for baked goods judges each year and leads free seminars all year long promoting how to enter at the fair and win. Many new contestants have had a more positive fair experience because they attended a workshop or seminar.


At-Large Members:


Fair Advisory Board Member Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson
Bill has been active serving at the Evergreen State fair for the past 12 years. Bill has been active in the Snohomish community serving on various non profit boards and as an executive for a National Hospital in their gift planning division. Bill said he is honored to help the Fair serving in this role to promote all the great work moving forward in our great county! 


Fair Advisory Board Member J. Elaine Johannsen

J. Elaine Johannsen - 2022 Secretary
Elaine has over 30 years experience as a business analyst with extensive computer skills and has been a project manager for several large projects. Elaine is a past 4-H Leader and has been a FFA chaperone for events. Her reasons for serving would assist with keeping an agricultural and country focus for the fair while maintaining a safe, fun, and educational place for families.


Vickie Andrews, Fair Board Member

Vickie Andrew  - In Memoriam

Vickie had always been involved in the Evergreen State Fair. She actively participated in the 4-H Horse program for over 30 years. Vickie was the original founder of the Fair Foundation. She served on the Fair Advisory Board 2004–2009 and 2013-2021.

A tribute for Vickie will be held during the 
7 p.m. Rodeo on Saturday, September 3.

Drew Andrew - newly appointed D5 At Large 

(photo and bio forthcoming)


Fair Advisory Board Member Tod Johnson

Tod Johnson
Tod has been in business for many years in the Monroe area and has provided vehicles for the fair parade. Tod has been active in the community and involved with several service organizations. Tod said he is honored help guide the success of the fair for future generations to enjoy.


Fair Advisory Board Member Eldon BarelheimerEldon Bartelheimer -2022 Vice Chair

Eldon owns Hillstreet Cleaners in Monroe and Snohomish.  He has been active in the community, serving on chamber boards and planning commissions.  The Bartelheimer Family was the honored Centennial Farm Family in 2018.  His family has been involved with the fair for generations.   Eldon's business experience and community involvement is an asset to the Fair. 


Fair Advisory Board Member Candace BurkeCandace Burke
Candi has been in health care for 17+ yrs as a Cardiac Tech and CMA. She has been involved in 4-H as a youth and 25+ yrs as a leader both on the club level and county level and is currently the Snohomish County 4-H cat program leader. She joined the board to see a different perspective of the Fair and to keep it a fun and educational community Fair for all.