Gov. John R. Kasich announced two new appointments tot he Ohio Expositions Commission.

Thomas Price of Delaware (Delaware Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio Expositions Commission for a term beginning February 24, 2011 and ending December 1, 2016. Price is a farmer and owner of Price Farms Organics, Ltd., an EPA certified composting facility specializing in landscape products. His previous term began 2005.

Doug White of Manchester (Adams Co.) will serve as a member of the Ohio Expositions Commission for a term beginning February 24, 2011 and ending December 1, 2016. White is a longtime friend of the Fair who previously served as the president of the Ohio Senate from 2003 to 2005 and served as Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce in Gov. Bob Taft’s Cabinet.

Price and White join seated commissioners Kathryn Bartter of Columbus (term expiring 2012), David P. Corey of Columbus (term expiring 2014), Amir Eylon of Columbus (ex officio, official designee to represent Director of Development Mark D. Kvamme), Representative David Hall of Millersburg (ex officio, chair of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee), Senator Cliff Hite of Findlay (ex officio, chair of the Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee), Tom Jackson of Dublin (term expiring 2012), Jennifer K. Lynch of Columbus (term expiring 2016), Michael Noel of Portsmouth (term expiring 2014), John Spreng Jr. of Bucyrus (term expiring 2012), Sherrilyn Farkas VanTassel of Cadiz (term expiring 2014) and James Zehringer (ex officio, Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture).

At the Commission’s February 24 meeting, the board unanimously elected the following officers: 

  • Chair – David P. Corey
  • Vice Chair – Thomas Price
  • Secretary – John Spreng Jr.

The Ohio Expo Center is a year-round, multi-purpose convention and meeting facility. More than 150 events are held at the Ohio Expo Center annually, including the Ohio State Fair. The 2011 Ohio State Fair will be held July 27 – August 7.

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