Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation

Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation

The purpose and mission of the Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation (also known as Zoo Corp) is to ensure the continuity of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo by determining its mission, setting policies for and overseeing its operation and provide the Zoo with adequate resources.

Board of Directors

  • Kyle Kirkland, Chair
  • Ed Gonzalez, Vice Chair
  • Rion Morgenstern, Treasurer
  • Julie Vance, Secretary
  • Oliver Baines
  • Babatunde Ilori
  • Ross Parnagian
  • Wilma Tom Hashimoto

Mailing Address and Contact Information

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 West Belmont Avenue
Fresno, California 93728
(559) 498-5910 (From the main menu, choose option 6)

Administration office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Board and Committee Meetings

General board meetings are public meetings and are held a minimum of four times per year, or more as needed, in the Education Building of Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Agendas are posted on message boards at the Administration and Education buildings as well as on the Fresno Chaffee Zoo website.

Next Board Meeting:

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 972 9354 7905 Passcode: 021666
Dial in: 669 900 6833



Fresno County Zoo Authority

The Fresno County Zoo Authority is the public agency responsible for the administration of Measure Z, the unique transactions and use tax (sales tax) which is collected throughout Fresno County for the support of Fresno Chaffee Zoo in the City of Fresno. The Zoo Authority is governed by a seven-member board. This board consists of six qualified electors (Fresno County voters) who are appointed by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, plus the Mayor of Fresno.

For more information, please visit the Fresno County Zoo Authority website or click here.

Reports and Legal Documents

View our Reports page for all legal documents related to the organization and legal status of Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation including: Annual Reports, Bylaws and Policies, Founding Documents, RFQs and RFPs.