Nebraska State Fair director’s retirement announced

November 2, 2017

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The executive director of the Nebraska State Fair says he’ll be retiring at the end of the year.

The fair board announced Wednesday that Joseph McDermott will serve as a board consultant next year.

McDermott joined the fair staff as a computer programmer in the late 1980s and moved up the ranks, becoming executive director in 2009. He directed the fair’s move from Lincoln to Grand Island.

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