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Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee

 The committee is long steeped in tradition and prides itself in offering the Tucson community this grand legacy;

The Tucson Rodeo Parade.

Our Story

The Tucson Rodeo Parade is the culmination of a year-round effort by the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee.  Originating in 1925, this committee is long steeped in tradition and prides itself in offering the Tucson community this grand legacy.  

The Committee is also proud to serve the historical and educational interests of tourists, our community, and our schools through the Rodeo Parade and the Tucson Wagon and History Museum.  

Centennial Board of Directors

Chairman
Russ
Krietemeyer

 

 

Russ grew up with the Committee.  A native Tucsonan, his father was a member of the Committee for over 50 years and brought Russ on as an Associate in 1991.  He became a full member in 1993. 

 

Russ has served as Co-Chair of Public Relations, Chair of the Buildings and Grounds, and Operations sub-committees.  He served on the Executive Board for many years and was previous Committee Chairman in 2007-08.

Secretary
Herb Wagner

Herb was born in Tucson and volunteered for his first parade in 1983.  He became member of the committee in 1986 and has served numerous terms on the Executive Board as Secretary and was committee Chairman in 1999-2000.

 

Herb has been chairman of the Equipment Rentals, Museum, Operations, Judges, and Entries and Lineup sub-committees, and is the committee’s Public Information Officer and Historian.

Treasurer
Lisa Canez 

Lisa is serving her second consecutive term as Treasurer for the Committee.  Lisa has been a committee member for 5 years and has also Co-Chaired the Tickets sub-committee during her tenure.

Board
Advisor
Dominick
Porretto

 

 

Dominick has a long history with the Parade Committee, He became an Associate Member in 1993, A full Member in 1995 and has been an Advisory Member since 2013.  During his time on the committee, Dominick has assisted with the Security, Operations, Entries and Line-up and Museum sub-committees. This is his fourth term as Advisor to the Board.

Member at Large
Tom Davenport

 

Tom was first associated with the parade as a volunteer in 1982 and became a member of the committee in 1986.  His tenure with the committee includes several terms on the Executive Board, as Secretary, and as Chairman of the Committee in 1995 and 1996. He has served as Chair of the Building and Grounds, Grandstands, Entries and Lineup, Operations, and Co-Chair of the Museum sub-committees.  Tom is also a member and past chairman of the Tucson Rodeo Committee

Member at Large
Ed Stolfa

 

Ed was Chairman of the Parade Committee for the 2019 and 2020 parades.  He has served on the Executive Board many times, including as Secretary.  He has chaired the Marshaling and Color Guard sub-committee and is current lead for the 100-year celebration.

Member at Large
Phil Castro

 

Phil joined the committee as an Associate Member in 2013 and has been a full member for nine years.  He has chaired the Prizes sub-committee and is one of the Operations leads for the parade.  He is serving his first term on the Executive Board.

Member at Large
George Flores

George is beginning his first term on the Executive Board.  He joined the committee as a member in 2017 and has served on the Equipment and Shop, Buildings and Grounds, and Museum sub-committees.

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