Fyock resigns as CEO of Tulare County Fair

Pamela Fyock turned around finances of Fair during her seven years as CEO

The Sun-Gazette

VISALIA – Tulare County Fair chief executive officer Pamela Fyock last week announced her resignation from the fair.

Fyock served as CEO for seven years, and under her guidance the fair became fiscally sound, she brought large-scale events to the fairgrounds and she has overseen significant improvements to the grounds, noted Gary Castro, president of the Tulare County Fair Board of Directors.

“The fair was not in good financial health when Pam came on board,” Castro said. “Today, not only is the organization out of the red, she helped to put us back in black. We are grateful for the outstanding support from the Tulare County Fair Foundation board members, who generated funds needed to make the grounds improvements possible. We also appreciate the support of local government, law enforcement, community partners, county leaders, sponsors and vendors.”

The board of directors is working closely with the state Division of Fairs & Expositions in launching the search for a new CEO, Castro added. The search is expected to begin in December.

“Given the number of fairs across the western U.S., we are confident that we will find the right fit and we will continue to deliver a great family-focused fair that honors our agricultural heritage,” Castro added.

Fyock was appointed to the post by Peter Alvitre, 24th District Agricultural Association President, in 2013 for he track record of turning about county fairs struggling with financial stability. Fyock is credited with turning around the Sacramento County Fair, where in her first year the fair became self-supporting and attendance shot up by 40%, surpassing all previous records in its 77-year history.

“I wish the Board of Directors, staff and partners the best in the coming years,” Fyock added.

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