About Governor Anthony Martinez


District Governor Anthony T. Martinez is 49-years-old, married with two daughters and lives in Fresno, California.  He was born in Selma and raised in Parlier, where he remains a Lion with the Parlier Lions Club.

Governor Anthony is a Lieutenant with the Fresno Police Department and currently serves as the Southwest District Commander.  He has been a police officer for 24 years.  Among his Career highlights are: delivering a baby, meeting two U.S. Presidents and being awarded a Life Saving Medal with Valor (he risked his life by entering a burning car to save someone passed-out inside).

He graduated from Parlier High School in 1983 and ten days after high school graduation was standing on the ‘yellow footprints’ at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Governor Anthony earned his Associates degree from Reedley College and his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Fresno State.  He graduated from the Defense Information School in Fort Harrison, Indiana.  He is also a recent graduate of California POST Command College, Class 52.

Governor Anthony has been a Lion for 15 years.  He has served as: 1st Vice District Governor, 2nd Vice District Governor, District Publicist, Region Zone Chair, Club President, Secretary and Director.  He graduated from Harris Ranch Leadership School and is a Certified Guiding Lion.  He is also a member of the Operation Friendship Committee.  He is a Helen Keller and Harry Aslan Fellow.

Governor Anthony’s motto is “Growing Stronger Together”.  He believes that a motivated and determined team can accomplish anything; he is asking all his Lions in 4-A2 to work together and be prepared for amazing results.

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Lions are everywhere. We're active men and women in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

The Lions Club of District 4-A2 is a group of 60 Lions Clubs. We are located in the central & southern part of the great San Joaquin Valley in the geographical center of the State of California.

We are a part of the world wide benevolent organization known as Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).  Our International headquarters is located in Oakbrook, Illinois with over 16,000 clubs located all over the globe.

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