Equine and Agriculture Heritage Commission
The Board of County Commissioners is committed to preserving the equine and agriculture activities currently hosted at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. In an effort to further preserve this heritage in Jefferson County and address issues or concerns as they arise, the commissioners approved the formation of the Equine and Agriculture Heritage Commission in 2021. With the creation of this new commission, both the Fairgrounds Advisory Committee and the Youth, Equine and Agriculture Working Group will be dissolved.
As determined by the Board of County Commissioners, the responsibility of the Committee shall include:
- Explore all possible ways to support the preservation of equine and agriculture heritage uses in Jefferson County.
- Focus on inventory and cost analysis of activities and facilities.
- Engage the community to bring insight, questions, and issues forward for exploration.
The Committee shall meet at least once a year or as directed by the Board of County Commissioners. If called upon to investigate or research an issue, staff shall determine the number of required meetings.
The Commission will consist of a maximum of 14 members to be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Members shall be Jefferson County residents, unless otherwise approved by the BCC.
Committee members will be appointed for three-year terms. Terms will be staggered with at least two committee members appointed, or re-appointed, each year.
Members will serve at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners.