Fair Advisory Board


Front Row (L-R): Kathleen Wright, Marshia Armstrong, Anne Lowe,  Back Row(L-R):  Bill Johnson, Chairman Tod Johnson, Vice Chairman Don Ballard,  Elaine Johannsen, Vickie Andrew.   Not Pictured: Jerry Smith

The Fair Advisory Board is composed of eleven members, five representing the Council district in which they live, and six at-large members who may live anywhere in the county. Members serve four-year terms and are limited to three consecutive full terms.

The board meets almost monthly and represents a broad range of interests related to the annual Evergreen State Fair. It was created to advise, consult and assist the Fair Manager in the operation and maintenance of the Evergreen State Fair.

If you are interested in serving on the Fair Advisory Board, please complete this Nomination Form. Send questions to Hal Gausman, Fairgrounds Manager.

Regular Meetings: 7:00 p.m. second Tuesday of each month in the Fair Administration Office conference room, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe WA  98272.

Next Meeting(s):

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Fair Admin Conference Room

2017 Minutes and Agendas          2016 Minutes and Agendas

Agendas & Minutes

Evergreen Fairboard member

District 1 - Marshia Armstrong

Marshia is a real estate broker/manager and internet sales guru. She participated in 4-H Clothing as a teen and later as the Lucky Leaves 4-H Club leader for 10+ years. Marshia was also a member of the Washington State 4-H Leaders Council for 4 years. While raising and showing Simmental cattle, she wrote the exotic open beef show catalog for the fair. Marshia said she is pleased to serve her community on the Fair Advisory Board, helping to preserve the agricultural and community connections of the fair.


District 4 - Jerry Smith

Jerry has lived in Mountlake Terrace for the last 43 years. Jerry has been and continues to be a very devoted and active member of the community and has been involved with several service organizations. Jerry has served as the Mayor of Mountlake Terrace since 2004. We are very pleased to have Jerry on the board!

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District 5 - Kathleen Wright

Kathleen has been the Open Class Baking Department Superintendent since 1994 and has been a strong role model for community involvement and helping others benefit by showing them how to take an active role ever since. Always mindful that a fair’s function is to “educate, encourage and evaluate”, Kathleen conducts training for baked goods judges each year and leads free seminars all year long promoting how to enter at the fair and win. Many new contestants have had a more positive fair experience because they attended a workshop or seminar. 


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Anne Lowe

Anne has been active at the Evergreen State Fair for 24+ years. As a teacher and FFA Advisor, she has knowledge in many areas of the Fair.


Bill Johnson
Bill has been active serving at the Evergreen State fair for the past 12 years. Bill has been active in the Snohomish community serving on various non profit boards and as an executive for a National Hospital in their gift planning division.

Bill said he is honored to help the Fair serving in this role to promote all the great work moving forward in our great county! 

Evergreen Fairboard member

Don Ballard, 2018 Vice Chair

Don has been active at the Fair for over 25 years. He is the 4-H Rabbit Superintendent and has exhibited in almost all of the Display Hall Departments. He began his fair involvement in the Needle Arts department, where he was Clerk, Superintendent, and Judge over the years. Don strives to be a voice for the county's youth and fair exhibitors. Don is a retired Boeing Co engineer.

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Elaine Johannsen, 2018 Secretary

Elaine has over 30 years experience as a business analyst with extensive computer skills and has been a project manager for several large projects. Elaine is a past 4-H Leader and has been a FFA chaperone for events. Her reasons for serving would assist with keeping an agricultural and country focus for the fair while maintaining a safe, fun, and educational place for families.

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Vickie Andrew

Vickie has always been involved in the Evergreen State Fair. She has actively participated in the 4-H Horse program for over 30 years. Vickie was the original founder of “Friends of the Fair”. She previously served on the board in 2004–2009, but due to a job change she moved out of State. We are pleased to have Vickie back on the board, and as the Rodeo Committee Chairman!

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Tod Johnson, 2018 Chair

Tod has been in business for many years in the Monroe area and has provided vehicles for the fair parade. Tod has been active in the community and involved with several service organizations. Tod said he is honored help guide the success of the fair for future generations to enjoy.