CFSA and California Fairs.
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CFSA is California’s only full-service provider of self-insurance risk pool programs, safety training, and financial and business support services created especially for California’s fairs.


March 14, 2018

Becky Bailey-Findley Talks About the Importance of Fairs at the Nevada County Fair’s Foundation Speaker Series. Take a look:  News & Events

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 10 a.m.
You’ll find the meeting agenda here as soon as it is available.

If you would like to see copies of the minutes from past board meetings, you can do so by visiting our  Board Meeting Minutes archive.

January 23, 2018

Work for the Orange County Fair & Event Center! The fair is currently seeking applicants for an Electrician I, a Heroes Hall Supervisor (Deputy Manager 1) and a Landscape Supervisor. Take a look at the job descriptions here.

January 12, 2018

John Steffanic, CEO of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, with wife, Denise Morganroth.
PCFCA Secretary/Treasurer Tom Forster, left, presents husband-wife team Denise Morganroth and John Steffanic, CEO of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, with a special plaque in recognition of outstanding support to Plumas County fire services.

Join us in a salute to Plumas-Sierra County Fair CEO John Steffanic and his wife, Denise Morganroth! An online article in The Plumas County News reported that John and his wife were recognized by the Plumas County Fire Chiefs Association “in recognition of their ongoing outstanding support to the Plumas County fire service.”

According to PCFCA secretary/treasurer and Plumas Eureka Chief Tom Forster, John “suggested we do a Firefighters Muster at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair.” In addition, he continued, John and his wife “have generously donated all of the awards and T-shirts for the event each year through their Portola business Sierra Promotions.”

You can read the full article on our News & Events webpage.

January 2, 2018
We’re looking forward to seeing many of our members at the 2018 WFA Annual Convention and Trade Show, January 3-6, in Anaheim! If you are attending, please stop by our trade show booth Thursday and Friday, January 4 and 5, #421, to say hello and to enjoy a scoopful of….oh wait, it’s a surprise! Stop by to find out what the surprise is!

You’ll also find CFSA staff making presentations! Join us at the:
+ Leadership Luncheon & Merrill Award Finalist Presentations, for a committee report from Rebecca Desmond, CFSA deputy executive director and chair of the Leadership Development Committee. Wednesday, January 3, 12:30 – 2 p.m. (Advance ticket required.)
+ Business Planning as a Tool to Weather Economic Conditions, presented by Becky Bailey-Findley, CFSA executive director, and Gary Findley from Gary Steven Findley & Associates. Wednesday, January 3, 2:15 – 5:15 p.m.
+ Fair Directors & Executives Leadership Workshop, with a presentation from Rebecca Desmond, Saturday, January 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Advance ticket required.)

December 6, 2017
Four Fairs Step Up to Help Communities Threatened by Wildfires.
Read our salute to the hard work and the compassion of these CFSA member fairs on our News & Events page.

October 25, 2017
Join us in a CFSA Salute to the Shasta District Fairgrounds, the site of the North Valley Stand Down, this Thursday – Saturday (October 26 – October 28). This annual event, now in its 12th year,  provides temporary shelter and a variety of free services for homeless and at-risk veterans, their families and even some pets. The Redding Record Searchlight newspaper included an article about the Stand Down that you can read from a link on our News & Events blog page. 

October 20, 2017
Join us in a CFSA Salute to the Solano County Fairgrounds for all of their good work providing safe housing for animals threatened and displaced by the recent wine country wildfires. The Sacramento Bee featured their story on page one on Friday, October 20. You can read the full article and see a short video from a link on our News & Events blog page.

Have you read the latest issue of the fyi newsletter? So that you can be in the know (not the last to know), you can read it here.

May 2017
New blog post: Hey, nQativ Activity Users, here’s a tip when you find yourself locked out of your fair’s Activity account after three failed tries to log in.