The Boone County Fair relies on its Board of Directors to act as stewards in ensuring that the mission of the Boone County Fair is carried out and will continue in the future. This guide is a quick reference to the general responsibilities of the individual board members.
Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
To oversee and take an active part in the management of the business and affairs of this county fair.
To clarify the mission of the Fair and ensure that is carried out.
To annually select and support officers when carrying out the board’s business.
To participate in the development of the short and long range plans for the fair, including budgets and programmatic plans and to oversee the implementations of such.
To approve all financial transactions
To perform all of its duties in good faith, with reasonable care and in the best interests of the Fair.
To focus on the future of the Fair.
To bring unique perspectives and experiences to the organization.
To insure the financial solvency of the Fair.
Responsibilities of Individual Board Members
To remember that the role of the Board is to plan for an annual fair and to govern the grounds/property in a fashion to raise revenues.
To remain loyal to the Fair and its mission.
To maintain the highest ethical standards and never allow any personal conflict of interest to affect decision making on behalf of the organization.
To be fully informed about the organization, including mission, programs, and finances.
To stand up for individual convictions and speak his or her mind freely at board meetings, but support the organization’s policies and programs once established.
To support the executive board in its decisions when such decisions are consistent with the mission and plans of the Fair.
To respect the views of other board members and volunteers and to keep disagreements impersonal.
To enhance and promote the public image of the organization.
To actively participate in the Fair, including attending meetings, evaluating reports, reading minutes, and fulfilling commitments to the Fair and its committees.
Associate Director Guidelines
Associate Directors will be selected by filling an application and submitting it to the Fair Board. The board will review the applications and selected the Associate Directors by a majority vote at a regular board meeting.
Associate Director is a one year commitment to be evaluated for renewal at the September Fair Board Meeting.
Associate Directors will be held to the same standards and code of conduct as all full Fair Board Directors.
Associate Directors will adhere to the following By-Laws of the Boone County Agriculture Association; Article II, Article III, Article V, Article VII and Article VIII, where applicable.
Associate Directors must be residents of Boone County, IA.
Duties of Associate Directors
Associate Directors can serve on one or more of the committees.
Associate Directors will be encouraged to attend monthly Fair Board meetings.
Associate Directors will not be allowed to vote at meetings.
Associate Directors are encouraged to attend assist with all Fair Board sponsored events (includes but not limited to: County Fair, Easter Egg Hunt, Haunted House, Pancake Fundraiser, Work Nights, etc.)