John Voenes

OUR
FOUNDERS

The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1958 by John Voenes, the original chairman of the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, and Ed Orman, Sports Editor for the Fresno Bee.

Our mission, from our inception, as it remains today, is to honor and remember the past accomplishments of our Fresno County athletes, to annually celebrate the enshrinement of our new inductees and to provide inspiration to our youth so they too can become all they can be in their lives.

Ed Orman

OUR
FOUNDERS

The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1958 by John Voenes, the original chairman of the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, and Ed Orman, Sports Editor for the Fresno Bee.

Our mission, from our inception, as it remains today, is to honor and remember the past accomplishments of our Fresno County athletes, to annually celebrate the enshrinement of our new inductees and to provide inspiration to our youth so they too can become all they can be in their lives.

John Voenes

Ed Orman

OUR
MISSION

We hope to empower and to encourage our community members to realize that through commitment, hard work, and dedication anybody can achieve their goals and their own individual levels of greatness in life. As with any team sport, our community will thrive with the combined efforts of individuals. We support, encourage, and motivate one another to achieve success.

Just as our outstanding athletes have achieved success with the support and guidance of family, coaches, and mentors, our youth and the future of our community will also require guidance, life coaches, and mentors to thrive. You can become a mentor by contributing to the success of our exhibit and providing a place where children can be inspired and motivated to overcome the negative influences in their lives and to realize the opportunities that they have available to achieve greatness in their own way.

The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of our great athletes and community leaders and telling their stories to inspire others to achieve success in their own lives.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gena Strang-Behrens, President

Andrew Marden, Vice President

Bill Chaltraw, Treasurer

Current Board Members  

  • Walt Byrd Jr  
  • Diane Carbray  
  • Holly Cassina  
  • Robert DeSoto  
  • Dean Eller  
  • Trey Harmon  
  • John Higginbotham  
  • Nefesha Yisrael  
  • Tom Kane  
  • Andrew Marden  
  • Bill McEwen  
  • Jared Mosley  
  • Pat Ogle  
  • Jeff Pace  
  • Rod Perry  
  • Ron Scott  
  • Tom Sommers  
  • Camilla Sutherland  
  • David Tangipa  
  • Dan Taylor  
  • Jon Stockton
  • Gordie Webster Jr
  • Susi Huettman Office Manager

Emeritus Board

  • Steve Albracht
  • Bob Barnett  
  • Mark Cameron  
  • Joe Cooper  
  • Pete Esraelian  
  • Tom McFerson  
  • Diane Milutinovich  
  • Char Nunn  
  • Jim Pardini  
  • Donna Pickel  
  • Ron Thomas  
  • DeWayne Zinkin