The South Dakota State Fair Commission recently held its annual meeting  and elected Faron Wahl as chair and Jamie White as vice-chair.

Wahl, who is from Sioux Falls, has been on the commission since April 2009 and has served as vice-chair since July 2018.

Wahl says it’s an exciting time with the proposed Dakota Events CompleX (or DEX) and transition of livestock to species specific barns.

Dusty Anderson stepped down as commission chair but will continue to serve as the chair of the DEX transition committee focusing on the movement to species specific livestock barns for the 2022 State Fair. 

Jamie White, from Huron and the newly elected vice-chair, has been on the commission since August 2018.