A Public Corporation is an entity that is created by the state to carry out public missions and services. In order to carry out these public missions and services, a public corporation participates in activities or provides services that are also provided by private enterprise. A public corporation is granted increased operating flexibility in order to best ensure its success, while retaining principles of public accountability and fundamental public policy. The board of directors of a public corporation is appointed by the Governor but is otherwise delegated the authority to set policy and manage the operations of the public corporation.
The mission of the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center is to provide a reason and a place for all people to gather, connect, learn, embrace excellence in all forms and celebrate the achievements of Oregonians.
We envision a relevant Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center that embodies good stewardship of the public’s trust and serves as a self-sustaining asset for Oregonians to treasure long into the future.
Adopted by the Oregon State Fair Council on 12/4/14