Jim Gleason who has served as secretary manager of the Steele County Free Fair for the past 7 years has announced his resignation. The resignation will take effect December 31, 2017.

The resignation comes on the recommendations offered by his doctors. Also his current state of health is not conducive to carrying out his necessary duties as secretary manager.

Gleason has been battling an aggressive type of brain cancer since this fall. In Jim's words "though the time has come to turn over my official job duties, I hope to be a part of the Fair in whatever capacity I am able for as long as I am able"

Prior to joining the fair, Jim worked as an advertising executive with KRFO/Kat Kountry 105 radio.

The announcement came this morning in the form of an email from the Steele County Free Fair.