HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Kansas State Fair Board allowed a special committee to begin the negotiating process for the fair’s new general manager, but stopped short of taking action on naming the next leader of the Great Kansas Get-Together.
During Wednesday’s meeting, the board interviewed three finalists, then went into executive session. When board members came out, they approved the negotiation process with two candidates, but did not release their names. A special meeting could be held in the coming weeks to hire the new GM.
Interim GM Bob Moeder commented on the continued search for replacing Susan Sankey, who resigned last year to take another job:
As far as the approaching fair goes, Moeder says things are looking very strong for this year’s event. Most revenue numbers are running ahead of last year’s pace:
Also Wednesday, the board approved a recommendation from the Building Committee to spend an amount that won’t exceed $25,000 for roof repairs to both Sunflower buildings. The board briefly discussed the master plan with Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architects and went over the marketing campaign with Lori Bower from BowerComm media.