Nebraska State Fair Director Announces Retirement

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


The executive director of the Nebraska State Fair says he’ll be retiring at the end of the year.

The fair board announced Wednesday that Joseph McDermott will serve as a board consultant next year.        

McDermott joined the fair staff as a computer programmer in the late 1980s and moved up the ranks, becoming executive director in 2009. He directed the fair’s move from Lincoln to Grand Island.