FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an unprecedented collaboration, elected officials and representatives from every level of government representing California’s San Joaquin Valley and specifically Fresno County, came together to honor The Big Fresno Fair’s 130th anniversary in celebration of agriculture and education at its opening ceremonies on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Valley delegates provided official letters and resolutions to mark their show of support, which will be housed in the first-of-its-kind, Big Fresno Fair Museum dedicated this year to preserve and celebrate the Fair’s rich history.
Valley delegation members either present or represented include: Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Karen Ross; Congressmen Jim Costa, Devin Nunes and David Valadao; State Senators Tom Berryhill and Andy Vidak; Assembly Members Jim Patterson and Henry T. Perea; Fresno County Board of Supervisors Andreas Borgeas, Judy Case, Phil Larson, Debbie Poochigian and Chairman Henry Perea; Fresno City Mayor Ashley Swearengin; Fresno City Councilmembers Oliver Baines, Lee Brand, Steve Brandau, Paul Caprioglio, Clint Olivier, Sal Quintero and Council President Blong Xiong; Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims; Police Chief Jerry Dyer; and many local elected officials from surrounding cities.
Congratulatory letters were also received from California Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.