Penngrove, Calif., woman, Sarah Cummings, tabbed as Colorado State Fair general manager | TheFencePost.com

Penngrove, Calif., woman, Sarah Cummings, tabbed as Colorado State Fair general manager

-Staff reports

PUEBLO — Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown has named Sarah Cummings as the Colorado State Fair general manager.

The Penngrove, Calif., resident will assume her new role on Jan. 19, according to a news release issued last week by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Cummings is the CEO of the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center in Petaluma. She supervises the activities of the fair and event center, while overseeing the budget, contract negotiations, and daily management of the 65-acre facility. She also coordinates with a nine-member board of directors. She was previously the CEO of the Salinas Valley Fair in King City, Calif., where she managed the daily running of the fairgrounds while working with a 17-member board of directors and a 19-member foundation board, the release stated

Her fair management experience dates back to 2007 when she held the role of the deputy manager of the Monterey County Fair in Monterey, Calif.

"Agriculture is the heartbeat of the Colorado State Fair, and I consider the 4-H and FFA programs a priority in my new role I'm excited to begin a new chapter of my career in Pueblo and look forward to further developing the fairgrounds on a year-round basis."