About us

Who We Are

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall is a non-profit organization that is run by an all-volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to bring nationally and internationally renowned, thought-provoking speakers who inform, educate, and entertain our audience! We hope you’ll join us as we begin our 86th year of service to the Valley.

How to Contact Us

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall
P.O. Box 5149
Fresno, CA 93755-5149
valleytownhall@gmail.com
(559) 444-2180


Our Board of Directors

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall is managed and maintained by an all-volunteer, 25-member board of directors.

President: Mark Benscheidt
Executive Vice President: Katie Driskill
Vice President, Program: Deborah Ikeda and Jeanette Ishii
Vice President, Marketing: Katie Driskill
Secretary: Karen Temple
Chief Financial Officer: Allison Alexander


Terry Allen
Chris Bennett
Meggin Boranian
Shirley Bruegman
Jonica Bushman
Wendy Carroll
Suzanne Crosina-Sahm
Melissa Der Manouel
Jane Fortune
Cathy Frost

Judy Gregerson
Garry Griesser
Pamela Kallsen
Elizabeth Laval
Janice Maroot
Rebecca Patel
Jan Paul
Karen Temple
Cheryl Waterhouse


Town Hall Ambassadors

The board is complemented by our Town Hall Ambassadors, a dedicated group of volunteer supporters that provides a vital link between Town Hall and Valley communities.

Learn More

Learn more about Valley Town Hall

Past Presidents

More than eighty years of exceptional leaders to thank—for their dedication, organization, insight, and vision in maintaining the vision and developing the reach of the San Joaquin Valley lecture series.

List of past presidents


Community Advisors

Eleanor Beil  
Dennis Krug  
John McGregor
Annette Paxton

The Events


Be sure to come out to hear our nationally and internationally renowned, thought-provoking speakers who inform, educate, and entertain our audience! All daytime lectures are held at the beautiful William Saroyan Theatre located in the Fresno Convention Center.

Donate


Become a donor today and help continue the success of Valley Town Hall!

Donate Today!



Season Tickets


Admission to all six daytime lectures of the 2020-2021 season, plus one single-lecture guest ticket good for any one daytime lecture.

Get Season Tickets