Doug Brand

Leader, Activator, Builder

“Mr. County Fair” has used his rare talents as a stockman, business leader, organizer, mentor and compassionate encourager to make Seward County and Nebraska national models for “a great place to raise a family.” Doug is nationally renowned for his success in developing facilities and programming for “the fair,” a community concept grounded in centuries of tradition around the world. But, his strategies were never about brighter lights, bigger stars or fancier midways. Doug’s innovations have always been founded on “What’s best for the kids? How do we get more families involved? What can we do to put someone on a pathway for success in life?” He has touched uncounted lives, one by one, with his wise, caring spirit.