Despite California's rich agricultural landscape today, this region does not have any native crops and has historically relied on the importation of crop species from other parts of the world.
North Fresno Rotary
Hear from Fresno Poet Laureate Emeritus (2015-2017) Lee Herrick, whose two-year term recently ended. He will speak about his experiences, from his appointment by former Mayor Ashley Swearengin, to coaching high school students for the National Poetry Out Loud competition, reading across the United States, to reading at Valley State Prison. Herrick will read some of his poems, and a short Q and A will follow.
As a 21-year veteran of the FFD, it is an honor to lead such an esteemed fire department and extraordinary community of over 525,000 residents. Established in 1877 and celebrating our 140th year in 2017, the FFD is one of the oldest fire departments in the United States.
Dr. Gaede has been practicing internal medicine and vascular medicine in Fresno for over 30 years. He is the editor of the Fresno-Madera Medical Association's magazine "Central Valley Physician," and has been working on on Valley's air quality issues for many years.
Born and raised in Fresno California, Mark was the Assistant Coach of the Tier 2 Casper Coyotes and Head Coach of Casper’s Tier 3 team that finished the season 19-3 and were the Western Prospects League Champions. Mark also worked for ETP Sports Group which is a sports marketing consulting firm based out of Loveland Colorado. Prior to that, Mark was one of the Founders and Managing Partners of the Junior A Fresno Monsters