Commissioner Romero’s Thurston County Fair Coffee Talk

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston CountyThe 1917 Thurston County Fair was held at the Lobby Building which was located at 7th and Adams.Nearly 150 years ago the first Thurston County Fair consisted of a few Japanese chickens and an Australian Cockatoo. It was an agricultural event that brought farmers out from their fields and into the public eye. The traditions of the fair have held true throughout a century-and-a-half of cultural and economic development, but this year things were a little different.  On Monday, September 16, join Commissioner Romero and her guest, Interim County Manager Cliff Moore, for coffee, and learn about all of the exciting things that happened at this year’s Fair, both old and new.A year ago, in the midst of tough budget decisions, the Board of County Commissioners decided to take a more active role in making sure the 2013 Fair would be sustainable. In the months leading up to the Fair, staff, volunteers, and the Thurston County Fair Board worked hard painting and reroofing buildings, filling garden beds with flowers, and clearing the remains of the Hicks Barn that was destroyed in a blazing fire in February.  The Commissioners also resolved to reach out to a broader audience by adding an exciting new music series to the event and beer, wine, and cider tastings.Cliff Moore has served as the Director of the County’s Resource Stewardship Department for the last four and a half years, working with a diverse staff in the recreation, storm water, noxious weeds, and land use and permitting divisions, as well as the County Fair and the local WSU Extension office. Before moving into his role as a department director, Moore served six years as the Director of the WSU Thurston County Extension office. Thurston County Commissioners named Cliff Moore as the interim County Manager on Friday, August 16.Once a month, Commissioner Romero meets with community members for informal coffee chats.  These meetings give you the opportunity to talk about issues of concern, ask her questions about the county, and share ideas.  Commissioner Romero provides participants’ coffee.  She is the representative of District 2, which includes Yelm, Lacey, and Rainier.What: Citizen meeting with second district County Commissioner Sandra RomeroWhen: Monday, September 16, 2013Where: Rainier: 9:30am – 10:30am at Rainier City Hall, 102 Rochester St WYelm: 11:00am – Noon at Tacos Gaby, 307 Yelm Ave ELacey: 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Olympic Crest Coffee, 4211 Pacific Ave SElast_img

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