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Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission to Meet Oct. 22

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 | 10:56am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission will meet Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. CDT in the Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 440 Hogan Road in Nashville.

The commission will review and approve previous meeting minutes, consider approving an operator for the 2013 Tennessee State Fair and discuss plans for developing criteria for selecting future fair operators. The meeting is open to the public.

The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission was created by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year to select and supervise a Tennessee not for profit corporation for the purpose of operating a fair or exposition, and to grant exclusive use of the name “Tennessee State Fair” or “Tennessee State Exposition.” 

The commission comprises nine members including the commissioners of Agriculture, Tourist Development and Economic and Community Development; the University of Tennessee Dean of Extension; the president of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation; an appointee by the mayor of the host county; and, appointees by the governor. Members appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam include Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson of Franklin, Bo Roberts of Nashville and Hale Moss of Mt. Juliet. Mayor Karl Dean’s appointee is former Metro Councilman Jim Forkum.

For more information, contact the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at 615-837-5103.

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