Turlock, CA – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office announced two new Directors for the Stanislaus County Fair Board and five re-appointments earlier this week.
John Arellano and Ron Macedo, both of Turlock, have joined the board, which gives the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors nine members.
“As Board members, we work and collaborate with a highly professional and dedicated staff and a very supportive community to provide a positive experience to all who use our facilities or attend our annual Fair,” said Dale Butler, president of the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors. “Our directors will continue to do their utmost to promote the Fair, and thank Governor Schwarzenegger for allowing us to serve our community.”
John Arellano has served as president of Arellano Management Services since 2001 and has been a partner of Valley Mobile Oil since 2008. Arellano is a member of the California Agriculture Production Consultants Association, Society of Enology and Viticulture and is vice president of the Viticulture Alumni Association of California State University, Fresno.
Ron Macedo has owned and been president of R.A.M. Farms since 2005 and from 1978 to 2004 he owned and operated Rob Macedo Farms. Macedo is a member of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau and the California Farm Bureau Federation.
The five members who have been reappointed include: Dale Butler Jr., Jane Conover, Bill Mattos, Ray Souza and Mark Timmerman.
Dale Butler Jr., of Modesto, has served as a member of the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors since 2000. Prior to his retirement, he served Stanislaus County as a purchasing agent from 2000 to 2004, acting purchasing agent from 1999 to 2000 and performed administrative and personnel management work in the Chief Executive Office from 1971 to 1999. Butler serves as the current president of the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors.
Jane Conover, of Modesto, was reappointed and has served as a member of the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors since 2002. Since 1995, she has been a public relations representative for Mape’s Ranch. She also was a real estate agent for Conover Real Estate from 1992-1996. Conover is a member of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau.
Bill Mattos, of Newman, has served on the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors since 1995 and has been reappointed. He has been president of the California Poultry Federation since 1991. Mattos was a Stanislaus County Supervisor from 1990 to 1991 and president of Mattos Newspapers from 1976 to 2005. Mattos is chairman of the Doctors Medical Center Board of Directors, a member of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau and California Farm Animal Welfare Coalition.
Ray Souza, of Turlock, has been reappointed to the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors where he has served since 1995. He has owned and operated Mel-Delin Dairy since 1973. Souza is chairman of the Western United Dairyman Board of Directors, a member of the Stanislaus County Planning Commission, Stanislaus County Farm Bureau, California Farm Bureau and Holstein-Friesian Association of America.
Mark Timmerman, of Oakdale, was reappointed to the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors where he has served since 2007. He has been president of Timmerman Starlite Trucking since 1979.
Timmerman is a member of the California Feed and Grain Association, California Farm Bureau, California Trucking Association and Oakdale Chamber of Commerce.
The Fair Board is looking forward to its upcoming Fair. The 2010 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 16 for a 10-day run. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands and FoodMaxx Arena motorsports tickets are now on sale. Visit the Fair’s website for detailed ticket sale information at www.stancofair.com. The 2010 Fair theme is “Flavors of the Valley.” The theme will highlight food and beverage products that are processed in the Central Valley. The 2010 Fair will also feature the highly popular Rainforest Adventure, sponsored by Sky Trek Aviation, which debuted in 2009. Also planned for 2010 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with admission, a total of five stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals.