Angels Camp, CA– After eight years as chief executive officer of the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee, Ray Malerbi is retiring.
“I plan to retire from the state of California at the end of this year,” said Malerbi. “And my hopes are to come back and work for the new non-profit entity that will take over the operational function of the Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee and the facilities known as Frogtown.”
Malerbi says the fair’s board, the 39th District Agricultural Association which is currently appointed by the governor and is a state agency, will be replaced with a non-profit organization that will serve the same purpose as the current district Ag board.
He added that this decision was made recently at an Ag district board meeting and a committee was assigned to review what type of non-profit would best serve the fair. Malerbi is hopeful a non-profit entity will be in place by January 1, 2012.
He says he would like to remain on staff as an executive director or CEO on either a part-time or full-time basis for the new non-profit board.
“I’ve been here for eight fairs now,” said Malerbi. “I love the fair. I think that this is a resource that the community deserves and needs to be kept up and kept open for the community.”