Montana ExpoPark Advisory Board


  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Montana ExpoPark
    Gold Buckle Room
    400 3rd Street NW
    Great Falls, MT 59404


This is a seven-member board.  All members are appointed by the County Commission. Members serve three-year terms.

  • Leanne Hall, Chair  
    Term Expires: June 30, 2023
  • Les Bruner  
    Term Expires: June 30, 2023
  • Lynn Oatman  
    Term Expires: June 30, 2023
  • Dan G. Miller 
    Term Expires: June 30, 2022
  • Cory Thompson  
    Term Expires: June 30, 2022
  • Shane Neuman
    Term Expires: June 30, 2021
  • Ken Thompson 
    Term Expires: June 30, 2021


The State Fair Advisory Board serves as an advisory board to the County Commission and the State Fair management on matters relative to the operation of the State Fairgrounds and conduct of the annual State Fair. Board members should expect to commit approximately five hours per month throughout the year and at least several hours per day for the eight days of the annual fair. Board members are expected to: 

  • Represent interests that best serve the overall operation of the State Fair
  • Work with Fair management in establishing shows, contests, policies, rules, fee schedules and contracting services and entertainment vendors to conduct operations for the Fair
  • Work with Fair management in planning construction priorities and assist in consulting architects, planners, and engineers in developing actual construction documents
  • Assist in preparation of capital construction budgets and annual operational budgets
  • Promote funding by communications with legislators, commissioners, and other funding sources
  • Promote image and attendance at the State Fair and use of Fairgrounds facilities

Experience or interest in civic groups, 4-H and FFA organizations, agri-business functions, and communications with available media is helpful.

Additional Information

For more information, contact the County Commission Office at 406-454-6810.