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 82nd 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: Lynn Baldwin
Executive Vice-President: Melody Reddie
Vice President, Program: Jonica Bushman, Joyce Kierejczyk
Vice President, Marketing: Kristin Telles
Secretary: Paul Dyer
Chief Financial Officer: Allison Alexander


Susan Anderson
Hillary Bell
Mark Benscheidt
Nora Chapman
Melissa Der Manouel
Katie Driskill
Laird Durley
Jane Fortune
Dede Glaser

Jeanette Ishii
Dan Kimball
Janice Maroot
Maren Nielsen
Winder Pell
Paul Smith
Sandy Stroup
Shelly Vote
Irene Wiegand


Area Representatives

The board is complimented by our Area Representatives, 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 regards to the San Joaquin Valley lecture series.

List of past presidents

Special Event

Please join us for our annual special evening event featuring NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Leadership, In Life and On The Court. Tuesday, October 9, 2018. William Saroyan Theater. Lecture at 7:30pm. VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Evening event ticket orders can not be processed by mail. Please purchase your reserved seats through the Ticketmaster link on our website (Ticketmaster fees apply). No additional fees will be charged if purchased in person at the Fresno Convention Center Box Office: 700 ”M“ Street, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

More DetailsLecture ONLY TicketsVIP Reception + Lecture Tickets

Featured Lecture Sponsors

fresno-state

sundance-feed

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial Lecture Series

Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

Sharon Hanley Lecture

Cicely Elahi Roberts MD JD

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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.

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

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Season Tickets


Admission to all six daytime lectures of the 2018-2019 season, plus one single-lecture guest ticket good for any one daytime lecture.

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