WEST PALM BEACH, FL – As the South Florida Fair enters its second century, the organization elected and added three new Board members. Patti Hamilton, Latoya Ricketts and Krista Basore were welcomed during the Fair Board’s annual reorganization. The trio joins over 100 other local volunteers who serve the Fair in leadership capacities ranging from the policy-making Board of Trustees to Distinguished and Life Trustees to Directors and Life and Honorary Directors.
As Vice President and Director of Business Development, Hamilton brings over 30 years of leadership, sales and marketing experience to Southern Waste Systems and its affiliate companies. As part of the Executive Team, she is instrumental in the strategic planning and operation of all companies with a focus on sales, marketing, training and legislative planning. Basore was awarded a Marshall Memorial Fellowship and recently participated in an international study exchange in various European countries. She is currently establishing an independent consultancy focusing on leadership and civic engagement and volunteering. Ricketts is a Disaster Recovery Initiative Specialist/Planner for the Palm Beach County Commission Department of Housing and Community Development. She has received several community awards including the Dr. Martin Luther King Leadership Award from Palm Beach State College and the Palm Beach County Golden Palm Award, the county employee’s highest honor.
The South Florida Fair, a private 501 c3 corporation, is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest outdoor event dating back to 1912. This past January, the Fair celebrated an amazing Centennial with a special array of events, shows and musical concerts. The Fair is annually produced on the South Florida Fairgrounds, a 136 acre campus which serves as the centerpiece of family entertainment in the community. Over 100 shows or events are staged annually. In addition to the annual South Florida Fair in January, the Fairgrounds, centrally located on Southern Boulevard one mile west of the Florida Turnpike, is home to a vibrant Expo Center, a sprawling Agriplex, historic Yesteryear Village and the Cruzan Amphitheatre.
Pictured: Patti W. Hamilton, Krista Basore and Latoya Ricketts