Gov. Laura Kelly appointed three people, including a former Erie teacher, to the Kansas State Fair board on Thursday.

The appointees are Dylan Evans, Sarah Green and Kathy Brazle.

“The Kansas State Fair is an important part of Kansas’ story,” Kelly said in a prepared statement. “It’s a cherished annual tradition, and Kansans deserve board members who are passionate about our history and culture. Dylan, Sarah and Kathy encapsulate this passion.”

The board acts as the showcase of Kansas agriculture, commerce and industry and is responsible for presenting a format of entertainment and education that appeals to people from all walks of life in Kansas.

The state fair emphasizes the importance of family, education, public and private entities, and Kansas as a whole.

Brazle, of Chanute, is a retired school administrator. Previously a teacher in Erie, Brazle received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physical education from Southwestern College and a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Kansas. Brazle also received an administration certification from Emporia State University. She succeeds Monica Lair on the fair board.

Evans, of Lebo, is the owner of Farmers State Bank of Aliceville and DWE Livestock. He received a master’s degree in food science, a bachelor’s degree in animal science and industry and a bachelor’s degree in food science and industry, all from Kansas State University. He succeeds Steve Abrams.

Green, of Wichita, is a writer, editor and strategic consultant working as an independent contractor. Previously, she served as local foods and rural outreach coordinator under the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Green participated in a graduate fellowship through George Washington University in food policy. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. She succeeds Matthew Lowen.

 The governor’s appointments to the state fair board are not subject to Senate confirmation.

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