The State Fair Council shall consist of no fewer than nine and no more than 13 members appointed by the Governor.
The term of office for a member is four years, but a member holds office at the pleasure of the Governor. The term of office for a member described in subsection (3)(b) or (c) of this section ceases immediately if the person ceases to hold a qualifying office. Council members are eligible for reappointment, but a person may not serve on the council for more than three full or partial consecutive terms. Prior to the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall reappoint the member or appoint a successor. If a member position becomes vacant for any reason, the Governor shall appoint a successor to fill the unexpired term.
The council shall consist of:
No fewer than seven and no more than 11 members who have experience in, and are representatives of, industries and interests traditionally represented in Oregon State Fair activities, and who have backgrounds in industries and interests pertinent to carrying out the duties, functions and powers of the council, including but not limited to:
Private sector business;
The nonprofit sector;
Economic development interests;
The finance industry; and
The events and facility management industry.
One member who is an elected official of a city.
One member who is an elected official of a county.
The President of the Senate shall select a member of the Senate to act as a nonvoting observer of and advisor to the council.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall select a member of the House of Representatives to act as a nonvoting observer of and advisor to the council.
The members of the Legislative Assembly selected under subsections (4) and (5) of this section may not exercise any power, right or privilege of a council member.
The Salem city manager may act as a nonvoting observer of and advisor to the council. The Salem city manager may not exercise any power, right or privilege of a council member.
A majority of the council is required for the conducting of business.
The council shall elect one member as a chairperson and one member as a vice chairperson, with duties and powers as determined by the council. The council shall meet at the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members.
A member of the council is not entitled to compensation, but may be reimbursed as provided by council policies and procedures for any actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred by the member in the performance of the member’s official duties. [2013 c.492 §4; 2015 c.589 §2; 2018 c.68 §1]