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Will Ganser

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Will Ganser

Dear Fair Family:

I am asking for your vote to serve on the BOD.

I began attending the OCF after my family moved to Eugene in 1988, and have never missed a Fair since. In 1997, when I was 13-years-old, a friend and his mom invited me to attend the Fair as part of his mom’s food booth. That year, and for a few years, I found myself camping next to Charlie Ruff and his Water Gate Security crew. Also that year I found a Teen Crew shirt on the ground before the festival started, and with encouragement from Charlie and his camp, I got to help on a security crew at the Dragon Entrance where another friend of mine had been assigned.

I was hooked! I spent the next five-years with Teen Crew, and then two-years on an External Security crew. For the past 16-years, I have been part of the Ritz Sauna & Showers, where I am currently a Crew Coordinator.

If you elect me to the Board, I will bring my experiences, thoughtfulness, ability to listen, and critical thinking skills to the position. Some areas I would like to focus on include: interfacing with, and responding to the needs of our Elders; the concerns of Booth People and protecting their rights; enabling the Barter Fair to resume; erecting a Community Center; supporting KOCF and Culture Jam; and moving the Teddy Bear Picnic back to Saturday.

The OCF has very much informed who I am in this world, and I would be honored for an opportunity to serve our community as a member of the BOD.

Thank you.