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October 1, 2020

Contact: Annalisa Perea (559) 287-5593


Community College Trustee Annalisa Perea Appointed by Governor Newsom to the Big Fresno Fair Board


FRESNO – Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Community College Trustee Annalisa Perea to the 21st District Agricultural Association, Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors.


“I’m honored to be selected by Governor Newsom to serve on the Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors,” said Annalisa Perea. “The Fresno Fair plays an important role in highlighting local businesses, especially our agricultural industry – the lifeblood of the Central Valley, our great State, and the Nation. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to support our agricultural industry and workers during these particularly challenging times caused by COVID-19.” Perea added, “Attending the Big Fresno Fair has been a long-standing tradition for many Valley families, including my own. I hope to be part of preserving a thriving and successful Big Fresno Fair for generations to come.”


Founded in 1884, The Big Fresno Fair is the 4th largest fair in the State and represents the 21st District Agricultural Association, an entity of the California Department of Food & Agriculture’s (CDFA) Division of Fairs & Expositions. The 2020 Big Fresno Fair will mark its 137th year amid COVID-19 health concerns by holding a drive-thru and virtual event in an effort to continue to bring the community this beloved tradition.


The Big Fresno Fair is governed by a nine-member Board who are appointed by the State of California Governor’s Office.



Annalisa Perea was elected to the State Center Community College District Board of Trustees in 2018 and serves the Tower District, Downtown Fresno, Southeast Fresno, and West of HWY 99. Annalisa is currently a business owner and a Senior Urban Planner in the private sector, where she works extensively on local economic, environmental, and community development issues for cities throughout California. Annalisa is an appointed member to the Fresno Tower District Design Review Committee, an advisory member to the Fresno State University City & Regional Planning program and Fresno State Transportation Institute, serves on the City of Fresno’s Police Reform Commission, and is a graduate for the Fresno Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fresno Program.