SAN ANTONIO (August 4, 2021) – The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission is happy to announce its leadership for the 2021-22 Fiesta Year.
The following have been elected as officers of the Commission:
COL (Ret) Jon Fristoe: President
John Meyer: President-Elect
Richard Sparr: Senior Vice President
David Christian: Vice President
Nick Holt: Vice President
Ferne Burney: Treasurer
Patti Zaiontz: Secretary
Irma Iris Duran de Rodriguez: Presidential Appointee
Baltazar (Walter) Serna Jr.: Immediate Past President
Jon Fristoe (pictured) says, “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the Commission and the San Antonio Community. Because of the resilience of our Participating Member Organizations, we will do everything we can to celebrate a full Fiesta in 2022 with all San Antonians and their guests.”
The following organizations, with their respective representative, will serve the Commission on the Board of Directors:
Battle of Flowers® Association: Kelly Kennedy
Beethoven Mannerchor, Inc.: David Uhler
Conservation Society of San Antonio: Kathy Rhoads
Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association, Inc. : Robert Cuellar
Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio: Victoria Wood
Order of the Alamo: Webb Sellers
Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation: Bill Drain
Rey Feo Scholarship Foundation: Johnny Gabriel
San Antonio Queen of Soul, Inc.: Rochelle Staten
San Antonio Zulu Association: Leroy Sance Jr.
St. Mary’s University Alumni Association: Joe Vela Jr.
Texas Cavaliers: Clyde Johnson IV
United San Antonio Pow Wow, Inc. Erwin De Luna
The following individuals have been elected to serve the Commission as Elected Commissioners for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2021:
Dr. Richard Adam
Jo Betsy Booker
Gloria De Hoyos
About the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission
The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer, self-supporting organization that plans, promotes, coordinates, and preserves Fiesta® San Antonio through support of its Participating Member Organizations in presenting a safe, educational, annual celebration of the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of San Antonio for its residents and visitors.
Fiesta® San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event, Battle of Flowers®, to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Today, Fiesta® San Antonio features more than 100 diverse events over eleven days which are produced by more than 100 local non-profit and military participating member organizations. Because of Fiesta, these organizations are able to support the San Antonio community throughout the year.