Thomas V Barnes
Executive Director

Graduate of Notre Dame High School, Cresco, 1970
Graduate of Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar
Married Sue on October 14, 1972
Current full time employment - First Vice President, Cresco Building Service

Other involvements include:
Secretary/Manager of the Mighty Howard County Fair, Cresco (1983 to present)
Past President, Notre Dame Catholic School Board of Education
Past President of Cresco Industrial Development Corporation
Past Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus
Retired Volunteer Cresco Firefighter (Certified Firefighter I)

Other interests and stress relievers: stock car racing, trout fishing, golf (when time allows), maintaining the Howard County Fairgrounds, traveling to fairs and cooking.

Susan K Barnes
Executive Secretary/ Treasurer

Graduate of Sheffield Chapin High School, Sheffield, 1970
Graduate of Hamilton Business College, Mason City
Married Tom on October 14, 1972
Current full time employment - Office Manager, Howard County Extension Service, Cresco

Other involvements include:
Past National President of Wa Tan Yee (women's service organization)
Certified ISU Master Gardener
Organist for area churches
Secretary/Treasurer of Howard County Dairy Herd Improvement Association
Member of the Board of Directors, Evans Memorial Home

Hobbies and other stress relievers include: Master Gardener (her yard shows this), visiting fairs, enjoying her cat Beezer, crafts and sewing, enjoying all her nieces and nephews and their kids.