Amador Fair Hoffman

Rich Hoffman, right, is the new CEO of the Amador County Fair.

Former Jackson Rancheria Casino CEO Rich Hoffman will now lead the Amador County Fair.

Following a meeting of the Amador County Fair Board of Directors on Thursday, November 14, Fair Board President Michael Boitano announced that Hoffman would take over as Fair CEO on December 1.

In a social media post announcing the hiring, the Fair Board said “Rich is well known and respected in the community and has deep ties to the Amador County Fair, including serving on the Amador County Fair Junior Fair Board so many years ago.”

More recently Hoffman has served on the Fair Board itself. The long-time Jackson Rancheria Casino executive left the Jackson Rancheria earlier this year and is proprietor of the Rich Hoffman Gallery in Ione and President of the Amador Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Hoffman will be replacing Troy Bowers, who officially retires as Fair CEO this month. Bowers has headed up the Amador Fair since 2007.

“I am humbled and honored that the board has put their faith in me and promise to work my hardest to demonstrate it was well placed,” Hoffman said in a Facebook post announcing his new position.

The 2020 Amador County Fair will be held July 23rd to 26 with a theme of “Roaring into the ’20s.”

Disclosure: The Ledger-Dispatch is owned by the Jackson Rancheria.