The Wisconsin State Fair Park Board voted unanimously tonight to terminate the employment of State Fair Park Executive Director Rick Frenette.
Frenette was in charge of the Wisconsin State Fair, the State Fair Expo Center and the Milwaukee Mile.
The termination reportedly ties back to merit raises that Frenette attempted to give to 30 state fair employees, including himself. The raises were a "contravention of the rules and regulations of the Department of Administration" according to Frenette's attorney, Franklyn Gimbel.
The board named Kathleen O'Leary, who was the chief operating officer, as interim director.
There is no word at this time what effect this termination may have on the Milwaukee Mile.
Stay tuned for additional details on this developing story.