Bartosik to leave Placer County Fair

Fair Association announces search for general manager replacement
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The Placer County Fair Association board of directors announced Friday that they’re looking for a new general manager to fill the position currently held by Joan Bartosik.

Bartosik joined the association in February 2010 and is leaving to return to private event management and consulting.

“During my tenure we worked diligently to get our overall fiscal activities under control, but success isn’t always about the numbers,” Bartosik said Monday. “Good business is all about relationships, and I’m pleased with the relationships we’ve restored and the new ones we’ve begun.”

She said she’s most proud of her efforts to improve the annual Placer County Fair held in June.

“In challenging times we’ve witnessed nearly a 100 percent increase in fair attendance,” Bartosik said.

She attributes this to a new admissions structure, quality exhibits and broader entertainment options.

The board expects to hire a new general manager in early 2012, in time to plan for the fair, said President Wayne Vineyard in a news release. Visit the Placer County Fair & Events Center website for a detailed job description, required qualifications and application instructions at

~ Sena Christian