Leadership and Staff

2022 Officers

Kathy McCollow

President

Susie Sanderson

Vice President

Mike Poling

Secretary

John Giessler

Treasurer

2023 Term

Kathy McCollow

Jennings Township
419-233-6126

Aaron Knittle

Liberty Township
419-910-1691

Roger Wilkin

Jackson Township
419-233-1067

Dave Jones

York Township
419-667-2610

Susie Sanderson

Pleasant Township
419-605-5600

Spencer Linn

Southern Region
419-230-8081

2024 Term

John Giessler

At Large Van Wert County
419-203-0067

Mark Evans

Washington Township
419-605-8901

Kim Mason

City of Van Wert
419-513-0323

Seth Evans

Hoaglin Township
419-203-1544

Nathan Profit

Tully Township
567-259-8728

Stephanie Boroff

Northern Region
419-203-3217

2025 Term

Ryan Adam

Harrison Township
419-203-7193

Brian Etzler

Willshire Township
419-605-7567

Clint Myers

Ridge Township
419-771-8167

Mike Wortman

Union Township
419-513-1108

Dalton Sidle

County Villages
419-605-5560

Jennifer Balliet

Central Region
419-513-0156

Office Staff

Rayana Thatcher

Office Administrator

Marie Miller

Marketing Manager

Allison Youtsey

Support Staff

Sam Wallis

Groundskeeper

2023 Auxiliary Directors

Abbey BradfordMelissa BradfordRob BradfordTerry Childs
Leah LichtensteigerChris LobsigerRon OwensLarry Royer
Ronnie SchummMark SheetsShawn Thatcher

Ex-Officio Members

Curtis Young: OSU Extension Educator; Ag & Natural Resources

2023 Committees

Audit
Buildings/Ground/EquipmentClint Myers (Chair)Ryan AdamSeth EvansDalton SidleSam Wallis
   Infrastructure
   Mechanical
   Carpentry
   Grounds
   Electrical
Camper & TrailersRyan Adam (Chair)Aaron Knittle
Cheerleading ContestKim Mason (Chair)Susie SandersonNathan Profit
Demo DerbyJohn Giessler (Chair)Clint MyersRyan Adam
ExecutiveKathy McCollow (Chair)Kim MasonBrian EtzlerJohn GiesslerSusie SandersonMike Poling
Free Ground EntertainmentKim MasonSusie SandersonSteph Boroff
Grandstand Concert LogisticsRyan Adam(Chair)Mike WortmanNathan Profit
Policy & Procedures - EthicsKathy McCollow (Chair)Brian Etzler
Sale BuyersBrian Etzler (Chair)Seth Evans
Sanitation & Waste RemovalJohn Giessler (Chair
Truck & Tractor PullClint Myers (Chair)Kathy McCollowSpencer LinnRyan Adam
Veterans/Sr. Citizens DayKim Mason (Chair)Roger WilkinNathan Profit
MotocrossAaron Knittle (Chair)
Calf Scramble/Barnyard BattleBrian Etzler (Chair)Kim MasonSteph BoroffMike Wortman
Tug-A-Truck

2023 Departments

Treasurer
Ponies & Saddle HorseJen Balliet (Chair)Nathan Profit
Speed/RaceRoger Wilkin (Chair)Aaron Knittle
Dairy CattleKathy McCollow (Chair)Ryan Adam
Beef CattleMike Wortman (Chair)
Boer GoatRyan Adam (Chair)
SheepSteph Boroff (Chair)Kim Mason
RabbitsAaron Knittle (Chair)
Jr. Fair & Jr. Fair AdvisorySteph BoroffMark Evans
Farm ProductsSeth Evans (Chair)
Fine ArtsSusie Sanderson (Chair)Steph Boroff
Grandstand ManagerNathan Profit (Chair)
SecurityDalton Sidle (Chair)Mark Evans
GatesJohn Giessler (Chair)Dalton Sidle
Machinery & Antique MachineryDalton Sidle (Chair)Nathan Profit
Space & ConcessionsKathy McCollow (Chair)
Public Relations, Adv., & SponsorshipKim Mason
Horseshoe PitchingAaron Knittle (Chair)
SoundKim Mason (Chair)
Music PavillionKim Mason (Chair)
School ExhibitKathy McCollow (Chair)
Commercial BuildingSusie Sanderson (Chair)
Ryan Trentman MemorialBrian Etzler (Chair)
SafetyDalton Sidle (Chair)Spencer Linn
Sanitation & Waste Removal

Commissioners & Engineers

Thad Lichtensteigher

Commissioner

Todd Wolfrum

Commissioner Chairman

Stan Owens

Commissioner Vice-Chairman

Ryanne Bollenbacher

Clerk Administrator

Kyle J. Wendel PE, PS

Van Wert County Engineer

Election of Directors:

Section 17. A committee of three (3), appointed by the President, shall prepare the ballot with names of candidates for directors. Said committee shall be composed of directors, representative residents of any township, village, or city, for which a director is to be elected, possessor of a membership certificate, have a name placed on the ticket by presenting same to the Secretary by 6:00pm, two days before the fair begins.
Only regularly nominated candidates, who have met the filing requirements, will be eligible for election as a director. A director seeking re-election, a member seeking election as a director, or a person assisting a candidate for election/re-election may not use the society funds, facilities, or employees to:

A) Promote the candidacy of any person who seeks election/reelection to the Board of Directors of the Society, or

B) Solicit during the election process on the behalf of any candidate for election/re-election, or

C) Influence the votes of members upon any amendment to the Constitution or Bylaws of the Society.

Agricultural Society

Mission Statement

The mission of the Van Wert County Agricultural Society is to educate, enhance and preserve our agricultural roots through our youth and our community.