The Downtown Fresno Partnership is now accepting applications from interested community members to be part of the tradition and join the 2018 year-round community planning committee for the annual downtown Fresno Christmas Parade. If you are interested in joining the committee, please submit an application online by February 5, 2018 to be considered.

Questions? Email or call (559) 490-9966 ext. 221.
About the Parade
The downtown Fresno Christmas Parade is in its 89th year and has truly become a special event that brings our community together. The Downtown Fresno Partnership looks forward to growing community involvement in the parade planning process and together, paying homage to this historic Fresno event. The 89th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2018 – subject to change at the discretion of the committee.

Christmas Parade Planning Committee Timeline

January 2, 2018 – Applications Open

January 25, 2018 – Meet & Greet @ Joe’s Steakhouse (831 Van Ness Ave), 5:30 – 6:30 pm

February 5, 2018 – Applications Close

February 16, 2018 – Committee Members Notified

February – November 2018 – Monthly Committee Meetings @ Date/Time/Location TBD

Christmas Parade Planning Committee Expectations

Below are some general expectations as a prospective committee member. 

·         Have fun!
·         Attend scheduled committee meetings
·         Arrive on time to committee meetings
·         Perform agreed upon tasks as decided in committee meetings
·         Report progress of tasks as requested
·         Be respectful to Downtown Fresno Partnership staff, partners ,and each other
·         Represent the committee as you would your workplace or educational institution

Christmas Parade Planning Committee Format & Structure
Committee meetings will take place once a month on the date and at the time that works best for all committee members. Meetings will be held at a downtown Fresno restaurant. Below is the general format of each committee meeting.

The committee will include 12-15 people with one committee chair.
Committee Chair
The committee chair will be nominated and selected at the first official Christmas Parade Planning Committee meeting in February. The committee chair will work closely with Downtown Fresno Partnership Staff to:

·         Ensure the committee has a clear mission or purpose statement
·         Develop a work plan and/or set of objectives for the year
·         Facilitate committee meetings
·         Develop agendas for meetings
·         Serve as a resource to the committee as questions arise
·         Provide members with adequate information to complete specific tasks
- Represent the Christmas Parade Planning Committee at Downtown Fresno Partnership’s Marketing & Business Development committee meetings to provide necessary updates

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Why are you interested in serving on the Christmas Parade community planning committee?

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* 3. What contributions do you believe you would make as a Chrismtas Parade community planning committee member? 

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* 4. Please describe any involvement or interest in downtown Fresno that you possess, which could benefit the Christmas Parade planning process.

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* 5. Skills, experience and interests (please check all that apply)

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* 6. Are you interested in serving as the 2018 committee chair?

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* 7. Please tell us anything else you'd like to share.