Clifton P. Elliot served as a member of the Board of Directors for 48 years, while serving as President of Essex Co-Operative Farming Associated for 46 of those years. He also was the President of the Essex Agricultural Society from 1971-1972 and is the current Chairman for the Horse & Oxen Pulls. Elliot was a driver for Mrs. Essex Country in many of the fair parades, as well as parades throughout Essex County.
In addition to his service to the Co-op for nearly half a century, Elliott also served in the Army, was President of C and C Elliott Inc. Fuel Company, and was a Fire Chief in Topsfield. He raised a family in Topsfield, and currently volunteers his time to charities like the Shiners after being honored as a 33rd degree Mason. Cliffton P. Elliot received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for his active support of the Topsfield Fair for over 50 years.