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Board of Directors

The impressive 80 member Board of Directors of the Delaware State Fair, Inc. is comprised of residents from all three counties of Delaware, each making a heartfelt commitment to the Fair. Since its inception in 1919, individuals like the Board of Directors directly contribute to the success of the Fair.

According to the Bylaws of the Delaware State Fair, Inc., each Director shall be a holder of at least one share of stock in the corporation. Additionally, each Director shall be elected for a term of one year, except as otherwise provided by herein or required by law, or until their successors are elected and duly qualified. The members of the Board are also considered for a seat on one or more committees set forth, with a Chairman designated for each.
The committee meetings are designed to directly contribute to a specific area of growth within the Fair’s business. In addition, the Board of Directors may include Honorary Directors, who shall have all of the rights and privileges of Directors but shall not have the right to vote on any corporate matter, and shall not be obligated to attend the minimum number of meetings required in the bylaws. To qualify as an Honorary Director, a candidate therefore shall be a shareholder of this corporation who has performed long and meritorious service for the Fair, and said candidate shall be elected to said position by the majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Additionally, within the bylaws, the Board of Directors shall delegate any and all powers of the Board which may be lawfully delegated in the management of the business and affairs of the corporation to the Executive Board. The Executive Board is comprised of the Officers of the Board, the Committee Chairmen, four members of the Board of Directors elected by majority vote of the Board of Directors, and two members of the Board of Directors appointed by the President. To be considered as an applicant to the Board of Directors contact the Fair office in early spring to see if there are any openings available for the current year.

Current Board of Directors
Brent M. Adams,Jr.
J. William Andrew
Eugene H. Bayard
W. LeRoy Betts
R. Bruce Betts
Mark Breeding
Ronald Breeding
Harold K. Brode
Donald Bullock
Josef A. Burger
Arthur B. Cahall III
L. Aaron Chaffinch
Jeff Chambers
Hon. Kenneth S. Clark, Jr.(2nd Vice President)
Allen J. Cook
Kristin Cook
Wallace Cook Jr.
William J. Cook
C. Douglas Crouse (Treasurer)
John M. Curtis, Jr.
John T. Dawson
Jeanie DeLeo (4th Vice President)
A. Eugene Dill
William J. DiMondi (Secretary)
R. Ronald Draper (President)
Jason Hall
Marian Handlin
Ron Hatfield
John W. Hendricks
John W. Hickey
Robert A. Holloway
John D. Hukill
Karen Hutchison
Ronald W. Jarrell
William G. Jester
Amy Jones
David G. Jones
Ruthi Adams-Joseph
Hon. Harvey Kenton (3rd Vice President)
Robert Killen
Todd F. Lawson
George Luff
Roger Marino
Kenneth L. McDowell
Donald R. McLamb, Jr.
James W. Messick
James W. Messick, Jr.
Anne T. Minner
G. Robert Moore, Jr.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Morris
Donna Mowbray
Nikki Mowbray
Russ Neal
Hon. William R. Outten
Coulter Passwaters
Pete Pizzadili
Robert E. Price
Harry E. Raughley
Anthony Richardson
Robert F. Rider, Jr.
Richard L. Sapp, Sr.
James M. Satterfield
James M. Satterfield, IV
Michael Scuse
Denis Shaffer
John M. Short (1st Vice President)
Hon. F. Gary Simpson
Brian Somers
Robert Taylor
Dr. H. Wesley Towers, Jr.
Susan Truehart
Deborah Vanderwende
Jesse Vanderwende
William Vanderwende
Jimmy Warren
Peni Warren
Michael Wasylkowski
Elaine Webb
N. Edgar Welch
Hon. David L. Wilson

Executive Board
J. William Andrew
W. LeRoy Betts
Josef A. Burger
Hon. Kenneth S. Clark, Jr.
C. Douglas Crouse
Jeanie DeLeo
A. Eugene Dill
William J. DiMondi
R. Ronald Draper
Ronald Hatfield
Robert A. Holloway
William G. Jester
Amy Jones
Hon. Harvey R. Kenton, Jr.
Donald R. McLamb, Jr.
James W. Messick
G. Robert Moore
Harry E. Raughley
John M. Short
Hon. F. Gary Simpson
Peni Warren

Honorary Directors
Delbert Cain
Richard Calhoun
James L. Crothers
Dennis Hazzard
Gary B. Homewood
Mary Pitlick
Robert E. Taylor
David Woodward
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