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Leonard Iniguez Joins San Mateo County Event Center Board

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Leonard Iniguez Joins San Mateo County Event Center Board

Experienced Equestrian and Livestock Professional Brings Experience and Fresh Outlook to
San Mateo County Event Center and San Mateo County Fair -# SMCF2017


6 September 2016 – San Mateo, CA: Leonard Iniguez, well-known and widely respected equestrian and livestock professional, has been named to the Board of Directors for the San Mateo Exposition and Fair Association.

“Leonard is dedicated, compassionate and committed to public service within his community,” said Jonathan Gervais, President of the Board. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and we are very pleased to have him join us as a Board member.”

A member of the San Mateo County Fair Livestock Advisory Group and manager of the Fair’s the Junior Horse Show, Iniguez is well known in the County Future Farmers of America and 4-H communities. A native of San Francisco, Iniguez has been a resident of San Mateo County for 40 years, having lived in Brisbane and now Pacifica.

“From a young age I’ve had a love for horses which led me to pursue a career as a professional horse racing jockey,” said Iniguez who has ridden at Bay Meadows and other tracks around the country. “When a life threatening accident ended my career in 1986, I pursued a career in the nonprofit sector, working with at risk youth and troubled teens.”

Iniguez’s volunteer and community experience includes serving with the United Way of the Bay Area, the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury, the San Mateo County Drug Abuse Advisory Board, San Mateo County Heart Association School Task Force, San Mateo Youth and Family Assistance and the Mexican American Correctional Association. He is a long-time member of the San Francisco Horsemen’s Association, having served three terms as president, in addition to service with the California State Horsemen’s Association and the Brisbane Lions Club.

The San Mateo County Event Center is a premier destination venue and hosts over one-million visitors annually, providing over 200,000 square feet of the most centrally located event space in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit for venue information.

The San Mateo County Fair — “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” — is The Peninsula’s most popular, community event for family fun and entertainment: June 10 – 18, 2017. Visit often for regular updates, Contests, schedules, promotions, and information.

Our mission is to build a vibrant campus providing a diverse experience to educate and inspire our community while showcasing our rich agricultural heritage through the San Mateo County Fair. The Board will use creative, innovative and fiscally responsible stewardship to expand and enhance the physical assets of the Event Center, providing a solid foundation for implementing new concepts and experiences for the community.