Boards, Commissions and Committees

Zoo Authority

Committee Zoo Authority
Enabling Legislation Revenue and Taxation Code section 7286.43; BOS Resolution 04-341, July 13, 2004; BOS Minute Order January 25, 2005, amended July 8, 2008; Zoo Authority Ordinance 2014-01 April 30, 2014; BOS Minute Order January 26, 2016
Membership Six members
Term Specifications • 4 years coterminous with the nominating Supervisor • Chairman’s nominee - 1 year.
Compensation None
Duties Oversee general administration of funds; require Fresno's Chaffee Zoo Corporation to enter into appropriate contracts to expend tax proceeds as provided in the ordinance; may employ services of an auditor or other professional to oversee/report on BOE records and activities of Zoo Corp. regarding expenditures and progress of projects.
Qualifications • Each Supervisor shall nominate one person to be on the Zoo Authority Board, whose appointments shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors. • The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors shall nominate one person who has expertise in zoo matters to be on the Zoo Authority Board, whose appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors.
Meeting Schedule At least four times a year.
AB 1234 Ethics Training Pursuant to Government Code Section 53235, if any local agency provides any type of compensation, salary, or stipend to a member of a legislative body or provides reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred by a member of a legislative body in the performance of official duties, then all agency officials shall receive training in ethics.
Oath of Office Required
Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) Required
Contact Ron Alexander (559) 600-1234
2220 Tulare Street, Sixth Floor Fresno, CA 93721


Position Members Appointed Date Term Expires Districts
Board Member Toste, Paul 1/8/2019 1/3/2023 District 1
Board Member Garabedian, Kristina D. 7/9/2019 1/4/2021 District 2
Board Member Stratford, Kent L. 3/28/2017 1/4/2021 District 3
Board Member Roman, Michelle 2/26/2019 1/3/2023 District 4
Board Member Herzog, Peter 1/10/2017 1/4/2021 District 5
Expertise in zoo matters Waterhouse, Ralph 8/20/2019 1/6/2020 At Large