The Board of Directors of the Pontiac Agricultural Society (PAS) (The Shawville Fair) announced in a press release, yesterday April 11th, that it has hired Sara McCann Richardson as its new General Manager. According to the press release, Sara will bring exceptional experience with customer service and is currently involved in many community organizations. The PAS President Tyler McCann added “The Fairboard is pleased to welcome Sara to the team. Her experience working with volunteer groups, engaging with the public and managing a business makes her a great fit as the PAS Board of Directors continues to improve the operations of the PAS.”
With the support of the Board of Directors, Richardson will oversee all operations of the PAS, office administration, communications with visitors, customers and fair partners. She will also be involved in the planning and preparations of the Shawville Fair. She will start with the PAS on April 29th and will be the PAS’ first full-time General Manager.
“I am excited to get to work with the Directors and volunteers that make the Fair a success every year,” said Richardson. “I know how much hard work it takes to put on the Fair, and I am excited to be part of the team.” The PAS Board of Directors undertook an open hiring process to hire the new General Manager involving an open call for applications and steps taken to limit conflicts of interest during the hiring process.