Search for New York State Fair director begins

(WKTV) - The search for a new director for the Great New York State Fair has begun.

Matthew J. Driscoll, the State Environmental Facilities Corporation President and CEO and James Bays the state Department of Agriculture and Markets Acting Commissioner announced Tuesday that steps have been taken to begin the national search to replace the Little Falls native Thomas Ryan.

"As a resident of Central New York, I know how important the Fair is to the region and its residents and I thank Governor Cuomo for placing his trust in me and appointing me to lead the search for a new State Fair Director," said Driscoll.

Applicants may submit their resumes by emailing

The deadline to apply is November 30, 2013.

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