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Fair Board Members

The Clatsop County Fair Board, a citizen committee appointed by the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners, is charged by Oregon law with the management of the Fair & Expo and the Clatsop County Fair.

Jack Edwards

Jack is a lifelong Clatsop County resident who is currently employed at the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles located in Astoria. He enjoys hunting, fishing & wood working. Jack is dedicated to serving the community & supporting 4-H programs. Also, ensuring the Fair & Expo is successful & benefits the community.

Brittany Israel

Brittany is the owner of her family business Astoria Dairy Queen and has been for the past twenty three years. She is married to Kent Israel Jr and a mother to Hope Bodway-McDonald, Tyler Smith, Dylan, Olivia, and Kaisa Israel and a proud grandma to Drake Middleton, River Smith, and Aubrey Israel.

Brittany is a 4H leader, Astoria High School’s Equestrian Coach, and has coached many levels of volleyball and basketball within the Astoria School District.

In her spare time she enjoys her horses, traveling, spending time with family and friends; especially her grandkids.

She is very supportive of our community and advocates for programs such as
Jordan’s Hope for Recovery. She believes everyone deserves a second chance and does so by hiring people in recovery and mentoring them.

Brittany is looking forward to helping with continued growth, helping be the change and giving back to the community!

Mike Autio

Mike is a native of Clatsop County and a fourth-generation Astorian. He and his wife Kate have two children in college, Alex and Grace, and raise cattle on their 73-acre farm in Brownsmead, outside of Astoria. Mike has been an attorney in private practice for over 25 years. In addition to his legal practice, Mike also co-owns and operates his family manufacturing business, Autio Company, near Astoria.

Kallie Linder

Kallie is a lifelong resident of Clatsop County and a first year Fair Board member. She is an owner/operator of Salon Boheme in the heart of downtown Astoria.

Her and husband Jeremy have two children and are active in both the community as well as 4-H programs.

She is passionate about 4-H and the growth that is occurring in the program and looks forward to serving the community as a board member.

Jack Ficken

Jack is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Agriculture Business. He currently is a Commercial Loan Officer, Relationship Manager and Vice President of Lewis and Clark Bank. He and his wife have 2 boys who are involved in 4-H and he has been a Fair Board member for 8+ years.

"My reason for being on the Fair Board is to maintain a public space that accommodates the youth of our community to show their projects for 4-H. I am also interested in bringing more events to the grounds to give us a stronger local economy."
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