Stephen C. Morgan, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, proudly announces the appointment of two new board members to the organization. Dr. Morgan is the president of the University of La Verne and has served on the Los Angeles County Fair Association since 1990 and as board chairman since 2002.
The newly appointed directors are Linda Keagle and Judge Robert Dukes. They will officially start serving their terms in November 2003.
Morgan said, “It is exciting to bring in new ideas and perspectives. I’m looking forward to these additions and the innovation that the new members will contribute to the existing impressive board. The diverse backgrounds of these individuals will enhance and complement our continually evolving community.”
Linda Keagle has been a member of the Los Angeles County Fair Association since 2002. She is a member of the Fair’s Strategic Planning Committee and is on the Millard Sheets Gallery Foundation Board of Directors. She has a long history with the L.A. County Fair having been a judge in the Fair’s A Tapestry of Tradition department for a variety of contests. She and her husband are founders and owners of Cask ‘n Cleaver Steakhouse and recently acquired the historic Sycamore Inn. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Upland Chamber of Commerce and writes food and wine articles for various publications. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. She participates in the Mountainside Master Chorale in Upland. She and her husband Chuck reside in Upland. They have four children.
Keagle said “After many years of involvement at the Fair, I am honored to join the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Fair Association. Fairplex is an important year-round contributor to the area. I love the Fair and look forward to contributing to its efforts as a member of the board.”
Judge Robert Dukes joined the Fair Association in 1990. He serves as the Chair of the Claremont Community Committee for the Los Angeles County Fair Association. He is on the Board of Directors at the Pomona Boys and Girls Club and is a member of the Pomona Rotary Club. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands and Southwestern University School of Law. Dukes is currently a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles. He is a native of Pomona and resides in Claremont with his wife Mary. The couple has two daughters.
Janet Paulson and the Honorable James Piatt will assume the titles of directors emeriti on November 1, 2003.
Paulson has been an association member since 1982 and a director since 1992. She is retired from Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center where she held the position of vice president for nursing services from 1979-1994. She was recently the recipient of the 2003 Legacy Award from PVHMC as the outstanding health care provider. She is a resident of Diamond Bar.
Piatt, a retired Superior Court judge, joined the association in 1975 and was named a Fair director in 1981. As a director he was on the Millard Sheets Gallery Foundation Board of Directors and the Fair’s Long Range Planning Committee-Focus 2003. He and his wife Alice reside in Upland.
The Los Angeles County Fair Association is a not-for-profit mutual benefit organization. It is comprised of no more than 50 active members, including an 11-member board of directors. Directors are elected by and from the Association annually.Association members, including the board of directors, serve on a voluntary basis and are actively involved in the education