Mike Vokey – Capital Exhibition and City of Fredericton dysfunction
We discuss: O’Dell Family agreement with not-for-profit Agricultural Society #34 (The Exhibition Board); legal agreement and promise between Ag. Society #34 and City of Fredericton in 1947; the dysfunction in the recent relationship with the City; examples of positive relationships in other municipalities and results for community; attempts by Ag. Society #34 for improvements and partnerships past seven years stymied by City; relationships with over 40 other volunteer groups; vision for how the Ex. could look in near future; cheaper to invest in the facility than to move it; and, if heritage is important to the City why is The Ex. excluded for preservation.
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Executive Director, Capital Exhibition Centre
Mr. Vokey has served as Executive Director for several years at the Capital Exhibition Centre in Fredericton, NB. During that time he has developed the facility to the point where it hosts over 500,000 visitors a year and 50 plus events.