November 18, 2021 (12:03 pm)

OC Fair Board revises committee assignments


At its Nov. 18 meeting, the OC Fair Board of Directors revised its committee structure and added two new committees.

Leadership Committee:
• Chair La Belle and Vice Chair Pham
Purpose:
This committee provides executive support to the Board and acts on behalf of the full Board during emergency situations.
Focus:
• Consult with CEO
• Develop Board meeting agendas
• Address Board issues
• Conduct annual safety/security meeting
• Initiate strategic planning
• Complete the strategic planning process and provide ongoing monitoring

Financial Monitoring and Audit Committee:
• Director Kovacevich and Director Bagneris
Purpose:
This committee monitors the organization’s financial position and ensures financial controls are in place.
Focus:
• Monthly financial oversight
• Annual budget review
• Annual audit process
• Participate in the scoring process for key RFPs, including for carnival services

Facilities Committee:
• Director Ruiz and Director Aitken
Purpose:
This committee reviews buildings and grounds related projects and issues and recommends site planning direction
Focus:
• Construction projects
• Capital expenditures
• Master site planning

Governance Committee:
• Director Cervantes and Director Rubalcava-Garcia
Purpose:
This committee ensures compliance with all Board policies and regulatory requirements
Focus:
• Policy updates
• Bagley-Keene open meeting compliance
• Annual form 700 reporting
• Annual required Board training

Community Affairs Committee:
• Director Bagneris and Director Rafiei
Purpose:
This committee oversees the Board’s relationship with the community
Focus:
• Diversity, equity and inclusion
• Community engagement
• Relationships with local, county and state officials

Entertainment and Business Development Committee – NEW
• Director Rubalcava-Garcia, Committee Chair; Director Cervantes
Purpose:
This committee, in coordination with staff, evaluates opportunities at all District entertainment venues and pursues business development opportunities
Focus:
• Pacific Amphitheatre programming enhancement opportunities
• Hangar and Action Sports Arena programming enhancement opportunities
• Development of year-round and fairtime business opportunities
• Utilizing Board contacts and relationships for sponsorship and new event sales opportunities

Governmental Relations Committee – NEW
• Director Aitken, Committee Chair; Director Pham
Purpose:
This committee evaluates opportunities for expanding programing with the county and cities in Orange County and monitors legislative matters.
Focus:
• Legislative monitoring
• Evaluate City and County programing opportunities
• Annual “State of the District” presentation
• Monitor the development of the Joint Powers Authority initiative

Centennial Farm Foundation Liaisons
• Director Kovacevich and Director Rafiei

Heroes Hall Veterans Foundation Liaisons
• Director Cervantes and Chair La Belle