Van Wert County Agricultural Society Announces Director Seats Up For Election

VAN WERT COUNTY – The Van Wert County Agricultural Society, the Van Wert County Fairground Management Organization, is announcing available Director positions. Petitions are available from August 1 or subsequent seats that are up for election this year. They are the following:

Township of Harrison

Township of Ridge

Union Township

Willshire Canton

Central region

County Villages

Each applicant for the office of director of the Van Wert County Agricultural Society must meet the following requirements to apply for that position:

A) Purchase a membership certificate for the membership year in which the candidate wishes to be elected.

B) Complete 10 hours of voluntary service to the society, during the fiscal year in which the candidate is running for office.

C) Attend 1 regular monthly meetings of the company’s board of directors, during the fiscal year in which the candidate is standing for election.

D) Indicate on the petition the specific board position for which the nominee is seeking election.

E) Collect 10 or more signatures from society members, from the region for which the board position represents.

F) In the event that the required ten signatures of the members of the Society in the region for which the position of the Board of Directors represents, cannot be obtained due to circumstances such as a pandemic or other similar causes, then the required number of signatures is changed to twenty from all members. The requirement to limit it to the area represented is removed for this election cycle only.

Any candidate who does not meet the conditions listed above will be ineligible for election as a director. Items B and C above will come into effect for candidates running for election for the 2022 election and every election thereafter.

Amalia H. Mercado