The Washington State Fair Industry has flourished with the participation of dedicated Managers who have given far more than salaries dictate. Two long term Managers, both having served as WSFA President's, announced their retirements this year.
In March, Rich Hartzell
left the Spokane Interstate Fair after one of the most successful seasons in recent history. Please see the article attached:King of the Fair
April saw an icon call for this year to be his last. Greg Stewart
, General Manager and Board President, will oversee one more Fair at State Fair Park. Greg has been a powerful voice and force for Fairs in Washington. Greg Stewart remains a Past-President of the WSFA and received the WSFA Lifetime Achievement recognition. However, he not only shared his talents with Washington, but worked tirelessly for Fair through the WFA (Western Fairs Association) and the I.A.F.E. (International Association of Fairs and Expositions).
On Tuesday April 23, The Washington State Legislature will recognize Greg Stewart though a Senate Resolution!
Please read the attached articles:Yakima Herald Greg Stewart Biography