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Welcome to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds & Event Center!

Whether you're visiting during our action-packed fair August 12-17 or any one of our hundreds of other events throughout the year, we're glad you're here. In preparation for your visit, explore all that there is to experience and plan your perfect day; all right here!

This page displays our Mission Statement, Staff contacts, and Board of Directors.

Mission Statement

The Northwest Washington Fair Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Mission of the Northwest Washington Fair is to provide:
  • education regarding agriculture - past, present and future
  • experiences with positive competition
  • enjoyment of wholesome entertainment, social interactions and lasting memories
Our five core values are Youth, Community, Agriculture, Education, and Entertainment.

The Northwest Washington Fair Association will organize an annual Fair that will promote an appreciation for our agricultural heritage, provide education about the role agriculture plays in life today while providing youth with a hands on experience. The annual fair will be a social gathering place where family values will be honored and individuals of all ages will be entertained. The mission of the association will further be accomplished by generating revenue via rental of the facilities during the off-season, developing promotional activities to encourage off-season usage, and promoting agriculture as a way of life.

The Northwest Washington Fair Association is an organization in which the staff, Board of Directors, association members, volunteers, contributors, and Whatcom County citizens all have a sense of ownership and pride.

Staff

Jim Baron

Jim Baron

Manager
 
Chris Pickering

Chris Pickering

Assistant Manager
 
Dean Lenssen

Dean Lenssen

Maintenance Supervisor
 
Susan Clegg

Susan Clegg

Bookkeeper, Human Resources
 
Karen Kildall

Karen Kildall

Sponsorship
 
Joel Lankhaar

Joel Lankhaar

Maintenance
Rick Seigman

Rick Seigman

Caretaker
Tarrah Jandoc

Tarrah Jandoc

Administrative Assistant
 
Malaena Rivera

Malaena Rivera

Administrative Assistant
 
Laurie Vis

Laurie Vis

Maintenance

Board of Directors

Nate Kleindel

Nate Kleindel

Board President
6 years of service
Matt Koetje

Matt Koetje

Vice President
3 years of service
Deane Sandell

Deane Sandell

Secretary
28 years of service
Chad Chambers

Chad Chambers

Treasurer
16 years of service
Lauren Meenderinck

Lauren Meenderinck

Past President
30 years of service
Bill DeGroot

Bill DeGroot

14 years of service
Lloyd Bos

Lloyd Bos

18 years of service
Ron Polinder

Ron Polinder

5 years of service
Tom Lagreid

Tom Lagreid

2 years of service
Selena Burgess

Selena Burgess

1 year of service
Tresie Wiersma

Tresie Wiersma

1 year of service
Loren Vander Yacht

Loren Vander Yacht

1 year of service

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