State Fair seeks advisory council applicants

In keeping with its mission to showcase the diversity of the state and achieve cultural competency, the California Exposition and State Fair announced it is accepting applications for its cultural advisory council.

Ideal candidates are engaged community leaders, who are advocates, knowledgeable and qualified to represent California’s many diverse cultures, demographics, socio-economic groups and ethnic populations. Selected volunteers will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and provide valuable insight in order to create and grow an inclusive and representational State Fair.

The cultural advisory council was established in 2002 by the Cal Expo board of directors to enhance the outreach efforts of the State Fair to cultural communities throughout the state. The council currently advises the board on matters pertaining to cultural programming for community education, exhibits, entertainment and other activities.

The council also supports the board’s objective to showcase a broad range of multicultural activities during the annual State Fair.

Interested individuals can apply by visiting the Cal Expo Website at and downloading the application form online. All applicants must complete and submit an application form, along with a résumé, by Monday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

Members of traditional, established and emerging cultural communities are encouraged to apply. Upon selection by the Cal Expo board, members will serve one two-year term, beginning in January 2014. Upon completion of the first term, members will have the option to be reappointed by the board for additional terms of three years.

For more information contact Program Director Carrie Wright at 916-263-3598 or by e-mail at [email protected]

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