Hutchinson Kansas State Fair officials say they have no immediate plans to name a replacement for former manager Bill Ogg.
Ogg resigned last month amid controversy about lumber he took from a building due for demolition. Ogg said he thought the lumber was headed for a landfill.
Assistant Fair Manager Denny Stoecklein has been named interim fair manager.
Board President Mary Alice Lair, of Piqua, said Stoecklein "knows the fair inside and out" and would be a good choice to replace Ogg if he wanted the job.
"Right now we're very happy with Denny and his nine years of experience at the fair," Lair said. "He's a homegrown product, knows Hutchinson and has been around the fair for a long time. He's certainly very personable and knowledgeable."
Brad Rayl, the board's vice president, said that no decision on a new fair manager was imminent.
"We're going to take a couple of months and chill out on that," he said. "We need to let the waters calm a bit."
Lair said the full board would make that decision.
"It's a busy time for everyone, and we don't want to make a hasty decision," Lair said.
"Maybe after the first of the year. We're not advertising the position yet, and we have absolutely no plans to do anything at the next meeting."