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Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission to Meet Nov. 15

Friday, November 08, 2013 | 08:56am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission will meet Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. CST at the UT Extension Central Region office at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 5201 Marchant Dr. in Nashville.

The commission will consider approval of previous meeting minutes and a Request for Proposal and schedule for selecting future state fair operators. The meeting will be conducted permitting electronic means of communication by some members of the commission. The meeting is open to the public.

The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2012 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, three appointees by the governor. 

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

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