Board Members

Officers & Executive Committee

Charlie Elser Chairman
Dave Potratz Vice Chairman
VerDon Schmidt Treasurer
Jeremy Parsons Secretary/CEO/Manager
Bob Bendlin Committee Member
Dana Metcalf Committee Member
Dave Simington Committee Member
Gayle Simons Committee Member
Dan Skelton Committee Member
Tracy Small Committee Member
Steve Waller Committee Member

Board of Directors

Terms Expiring in 2020:
Kathy Anderson, Bob Bendlin, Mike Bryan, Charlie Elser, Cindy Kress, Dana Metcalf, VerDon Schmidt, Dave Simington, Chuck White

Terms Expiring in 2021:
Doug Biedenfeld, David Brugman, Tim Elser, David Potratz, Teresa Schoelerman, Gayle Simons, Tracy Small, Steve Waller, John Zinn

Term Ending 2022:
Joanne Follon, Marcia Langner, Dennis Larson, Greg Lear, Mark Rees, Karen Schwaller, Joe Simington, Dan Skelton, and Kevin Tlam

Clay County Fair Board Members are elected by members of the Clay County Fair Association each October at the Clay County Fair Association Annual Meeting.  If you are interested in learning more about serving on the Clay County Fair Board, please email Jeremy Parsons at


Looking for Leaders.
The Nominating Committee seeks individuals each year to serve as candidates for election to the Board of Directors. Eligible candidates must have been a member of the Fair Association for a minimum of one (1) year prior to their election. Interested or know someone who is qualified? Download the application below.