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The Fairgrounds Advisory advises the Board of County Commissioners on capital construction and fees at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds Advisory Committee determines allowable uses, procedures and regulations of the Fairgrounds.
See the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee Members section (below) for more information on the committee.
Fairgrounds Advisory Committee duties include:
The Fairgrounds Advisory advises the Board of County Commissioners on capital construction and fees at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds Advisory Committee determines allowable uses, procedures and regulations of the Fairgrounds. Seven regular members will serve three-year terms. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Fairgrounds’ Rocky Mountain Conference Room.
Please see the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee Volunteer Board page for details. There will be a position available during the annual boards and commissions applications process. Interested applicants should visit the volunteer board vacancies page. All available citizen positions will be advertised there.
Term expires: Linda Crook is in her first appointment as a Fairgrounds Advisory Committee member.
Background: A former welfare case manager and fraud investigator, Mrs. Crook has an extensive background in public service and finance. In addition to her current, 15-year tenure as Financial Aid Director at Red Rocks Community College, Linda’s experience also includes Metro State University, University of Denver and the University of New Mexico. Through her contributions on the Advisory Committee, Linda looks forward to helping the Fairgrounds reach its full potential and become an even more valuable resource for Jefferson County.
A New Mexico native, and the daughter of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Linda is married with three grown children (and four grandchildren). Along with her husband, Don, Linda has also been a Westernaires’ volunteer for over 16 years.
Term expires: March 2018
Background: The most recent appointee to the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee, Jeff Keller, began his service in 2014. This Jefferson County native and third-generation owner of APC Construction, Co. LLC, Mr. Keller is a Life Member and Board of Directors member of both the US Team Penning Association (USTPA) and the Rocky Mountain Team Penning Association (RMTPA). He’s also a member of the National Western Stock Show Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.
Term expires: March 2016
Background: The current chairman of the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee, Mark Skelton has been serving on the board since 2000. A real estate broker with RE/MAX 100 Inc. for over 25 years, Mr. Skelton grew up in Jefferson County and has been active with Fairgrounds activities and events for nearly 50 years. A past member, parent and current instructor with the Westernaires, Mark has also served as a past member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse as well as member and past director of the Roundup Riders of the Rockies.
Term expires: March 2017
Background: A retired Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, John R. Gray was first appointed to the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee in 2002. For over 30 years, Dr. Gray owned and operated Jefferson Animal Clinic in Arvada, CO. His family was active in Jefferson County’s 4-H program throughout the 1980’s.
Background: A member of the Lakewood Riding Club, Jefferson County Horse Council and several other horse clubs, Mary Miklos has served as a member of the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee since 2008. A 37-year employee with the city of Arvada, Mary has been involved with activities at the Fairgrounds virtually her entire life. At a very early age, she participated in 4-H clubs, pups ‘n pals, horse clinics and other events. Today, in addition to participating in horse training and clinics, Ms. Miklos continues to be involved with several Fairgrounds events and activities.
Background: Appointed in 1993, Mike Skelton has been a member of the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee for over 20 years. A former member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, Roundup Riders of the Rockies and current member/instructor with Westernaires, Mr. Skelton as been active with a variety of Fairgrounds activities for over 50 years. A real estate broker with RE/MAX 100 Inc., Mike and his wife, Pamela, first met at the Fairgrounds while riding as young members of the Westernaires over 46 years ago.
Background: Doctor John K. Young has been serving on the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee since his appointment in 1998. This past president of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Dr. Young has been involved in numerous associations and commissions throughout his career. The American Association of Veterinarian Practitioners, American Veterinarian Medical Association, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (Past President), Colorado Commission of Agriculture, Colorado State Fair, Roundup Riders of the Rockies (Past President), Greeley Independence Stampede and Rodeo and Greely (CO) Chamber of Commerce are just some of the organizations in which Dr. Young has contributed. A past chairman of the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee, Dr. Young continues to be involved with Sombrero Riders, Rim to River Riders, 4-H and the National Rifle Association.
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