Mar 29, 2020 10:20 AM

NW Kansans reappointed to Kansas State Fair Board

Posted Mar 29, 2020 10:20 AM

Office of the Governor

Gov. Laura Kelly appointed John Bottenberg to the Kansas State Fair Board, and reappointed Harmon Bliss, Nick Ketzner and Robert Atkisson.

The purpose of the Board is to promote and showcase Kansas agriculture, industry and culture; to create opportunity for commercial activity; and to provide an educational and entertaining experience that is the pride of all Kansans.

“The Fair provides tremendous opportunities for commerce, entertainment and education in Kansas each year,” Kelly said. “I feel confident that these appointees will ensure the success of the Fair through their service on the Board.”

Bottenberg, Topeka, served on the board previously and was appointed to an at-large seat. He is a former state representative.

Bliss, Jetmore, is the current Board president and was reappointed to the seat reserved for a representative from the southwest agriculture extension district.

Ketzner, Bird City, was reappointed to the northwest agriculture extension district seat.

Atkisson, Stockton, was reappointed to the seat reserved for a representative from the Kansas Fairs Association.