Florida State Fair Authority

Board Members

Our Mission

The Florida State Fair Authority is a dedicated group of individuals which oversee the operations of the Florida State Fairgrounds and the annual Florida State Fair. The mission of the Florida State Fair Authority is to create positive entertainment experiences through: The annual Florida State Fair. A variety of year-round events. Quality competitive programs. A commitment to agriculture, education and community service. A focus on new opportunities.

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    Nicole "Nikki" Fried

    Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Florida’s 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is a lifelong Floridian, attorney and passionate activist. Commissioner Fried was elected in 2018.


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Meet The Board Members

Fair Authority Board:
Honorable Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Commissioner of Agriculture
Susanne Clemons, Chairman of the Board
John Dicks Jr., Vice-Chair
Linda Syfrett, Treasurer
Eve Council Gloede, Secretary

Board Members

Doyle E. Carlton III
Richard E. Bowman
Derrick Brooks
Charles “Chuck” Bruno
Bob Buckhorn
Ryan W. Doyle
Julia Heijkoop
Marcia Lightsey
Mallory Lykes Dimmitt
A.D. “Sandy” MacKinnon
Honorable Gwen Myers
Holly Randall Miller
John “Jack” T. Vogel
Justin Day
Amanda Taylor
Thaddeus Bullard

Public Meetings

The Florida State Fair Authority meets quarterly depending on the schedules of Authority Board members. The next meeting will be November 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM in the Equestrian Pavillon.