About us

The 1915 Panama-California Exposition held in Balboa Park introduced Spanish Colonial Revival architecture to Southern California and to millions of visitors. The California Building and its tower, the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and the “temporary” buildings along El Prado have stirred the souls of San Diegans for over 90 years.

During the 1960s two wonderful buildings on the Plaza de Panama were demolished. The Science and Education Building was replaced by the modern west wing of the San Diego Museum of Art; the Home Economy Building was replaced by the Timken Museum building. Four other “temporary” buildings on El Prado were destined to meet the same fate.

A group of determined people stepped up and brought a halt to the destruction. Since its formation in 1967, The Balboa Park Committee of 100 has been a strong advocate for these buildings, raising funds and public support for the bonds that financed reconstruction of the remaining temporary buildings, which have now been rebuilt along with the two missing arcades.

Who we are

Ross Porter
President
Lynn Silva
Vice President
Melissa Peterman
Treasurer
Danny Codd
Secretary
Roger Showley
Immediate Past President
 
Board Members

Richard Bregante

Barbara Brown

Kevin Carpenter

M. Wayne Donaldson

Kaylee Drexel

Samuel Dychter

Pamela Hartwell

Sonja Helton

Nelson “Tommy” Hernandez

Welton Jones

David Malmuth

Fern Murphy

Michael D. Robinson

René Smith

Mike Stepner

Robert Thiele

Bob Wohl

Danielle Zhang

Board



Pam Miller - Chairwoman   

 
James Bonner    Ronald Buckley    Betsey Frankel   Tom Jackson   Michael Kelly

Gerald Kolaja    
Richard Lareau    Vincent Marchetti    Cub Parker    Kay Rippee

Advisory Council

Committees

Archives
 
Finance
Melissa Peterman
Membership
Lynn Silva
Projects
Kevin Carpenter

Interested in joining?

We're always looking for new volunteers to support our work. If you're interested in finding out more or joining any of our committees, please email our membership chair by following this link

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