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Past Presidents

The Former Leaders of Our Board

These are the great people who donated their time by leading as president of the National Cherry Festival board. We're fortunate to have such a wonderful history of community leaders dedicated to making the festival spectacular.
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1925 -1928 JAY P. SMITH - GENERAL CHAIRMAN
1929 DON WEEKS - GENERAL CHAIRMAN
1930 LARRY LARSON - GENERAL CHAIRMAN
1931 WILLIAM A. WADSWORTH - GEN'L CHM.
1935 -1937 LEO P. KALAHAR - GENERAL CHAIRMAN
1942 -1947 NO FESTIVAL -WW II
1948 DOUG LINDER - CHAIRMAN
1949 PAUL GARTHE
1950 -1959 ORMOND S. DANFORD
1960 RICHARD HARWOOD
1961 RICHARD HARWOOD
1962 RICHARD HARWOOD
1963 RICHARD HARWOOD
1964
JOHN R. ANDERSON
1965 JOHN R. ANDERSON
1966 DAVID E. PEARCE
1967 DAVID E. PEARCE
1968 CHARLES VANHORN
1969 CHARLES VANHORN
1970 JAMES A. MEYER
1971 JAMES A. MEYER
1972 JACK J. BENZENBERG
1973 JACK J. BENZENBERG
1974 HARLEY L. SCHUMACHER
1975 HARLEY L. SCHUMACHER
1976 THOMAS HILTON
1977 THOMAS HILTON
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1978
ROBERT L. GOFF
1979 ROBERT L. GOFF
1980 BRUCE G. OLSON
1981 BRUCE G. OLSON
1982 LESTER C. ARNELL, JR.
1983 LESTER C. ARNELL, JR.
1984 MAURIE D. DENNIS
1985 WALTER JAY HOOPER III
1986 WILLIAM O. LACOURSE
1987 LOUISE M. (BROWN) BRUNELLE
1988 JILL A. (OLSON) HAFNER
1989 JACK S. SMITH
1990 DONALD S. GOODRICH
1991 HERBERT W LEMCOOL, JR. (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: JAMES A. MEYER)
1992 RONALD F. HOFMEISTER (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: JAMES A. MEYER)
1993 DAVID E LAPOINTE, SR.
1994 DIANE L. DENNIS
1995 CLEON J VANDYKE, JR. (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: WALTER JAY HOOPER III)
1996 JAMES G. WILLIAMS (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: WALTER JAY HOOPER III)
1997 ROBERT C. BURIAN
1998 DAVID L. SKIBOWSKI
1999 GARY F. KABERLE
2000 LEE W. TORREY
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2001 THOMAS E. HAASE (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: JAMES G. WILLIAMS)
2002 BARBARA A. LEMCOOL (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: JAMES G. WILLIAMS)
2003 KAY RELYEA (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: JOSEPH G. KOSTRZEWA)
2004 GEORGE W. WERTMAN (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: JOSEPH G. KOSTRZEWA)
2005 EDWARD M. NADEAU (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: W. BRUCE ROGERS)
2006 DENNIS C. BRAUN (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: W. BRUCE ROGERS)
2007 WESLEY V. NELSON (CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES: WESLEY V. NELSON)
2008 KATHLEEN A. HOFMEISTER
2009 MARY L. MAROIS
2010 KAY RELYEA
2011 ROBERT J. REED
2012 JANICE A. WARREN
2013 MAURICE A. (MIKE) BORDEN
2014 DAVID W. BARR
2015 DAVID W. BARR
2016
2017
2018
JAMIE CALLAHAN
KEVIN JAEGER
IAN HOLLANDS
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