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New Manager Appointed For State Fair

The Illinois State Fair has a new Manager. Rebecca Clark, formerly the Public Information Officer for the Illinois Department of Agriculture will take over as the new State Fair Manager. Governor JB Pritzker says shes an excellent choice for manager of the State Fair.


Governor Pritzker says "Rebecca's leadership at IEMA has helped guide our state through this pandemic, and i'm glad she will continue to serve our state as the next manager of the State Fair. Her dedication to keeping Illinois families safe and healthy will be such an asset to bringing together residents and visitors each summer, to explore the joys that Illinois has to offer. I look forward to our continued owrk as we celebrate Illinois' proud agricultural tradition-the force that drives our state forward."


Clarks says she's very appreciative of Governor Pritzker and Director of Agriculture Jerry Costello II for the opportunity to lead the State Fair. She continued by stressing how important the fairgrounds have been to her from growing up going to the fair to creating new memories with her children. "I can't wait to welcome Illinoisans to the fairgrounds, whether for the Illinois State Fair or one of the many events that call the fairgrounds home year-round."


Clark is only the second woman to hold the title of Illinois State Fair Manager.  Amy Bliefnick served from 2005-2014.  Clark assumed her new role on January 1st. 

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