Board of Trustees for Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation welcomes three new members

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The Board of Trustees for the Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation unanimously appointed three individuals to serve a three-year term on its Board of Directors, bringing the total number of Board Members to nine.

The Board of Trustees for the 1868 Foundation unanimously appointed Jill Staab, of Grand Island to serve a three-year term on the 1868 Foundation Board of Directors.

Staab has a vibrant history of maintaining strong community ties and supporting various charitable endeavors in the community. “Jill’s enthusiasm and passion for the Nebraska State Fair is exactly what the 1868 Foundation needs right now,” said Lindsey Koepke, Executive Director for the 1868 Foundation.

“The State Fair has been a family affair for Jill, her husband Dave and the entire Staab Family. It’s an honor to continue the family tradition and their family legacy with Jill’s commitment to serve on the 1868 Foundation Board.”

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of community leaders committed to providing strength, stability and a vibrant future for the Nebraska State Fair,” said Terry Galloway, Chairman of the 1868 Foundation Board of Directors. “We are excited to channel Jill’s talent, expertise and energy into furthering our mission and that of the Nebraska State Fair.”

“The fair has done so much for the community of Grand Island and for Central Nebraska,” Said Staab. “I look forward to serving alongside my fellow board members to do all that we can to help the fair which has brought so much goodness and growth to this community.”

Additionally, the Board of Trustees for the 1868 Foundation unanimously reappointed Terry Galloway of Johnson Lake and Donald Dunn of Lincoln to serve another three-year term on the Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation Board of Directors. Currently Chairman of the Board, Galloway has served on the 1868 Foundation Board since 2015. Dunn was appointed to the 1868 Foundation Board in 2018 and is entering his second three-year term.

“We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of individuals serving on the board of directors,” said Koepke. “As we continue to strengthen our efforts and look to future for opportunities for growth, we will rely greatly on these individuals to keep the positive moment we are seeing moving in the right direction.”

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