In addition, Mr. Walker was elected to serve his 19th consecutive term as the League Secretary and Corporate Officer of the Northwest League. Walker will be responsible for accurately recording the League's business affairs and working alongside League President Mike Ellis as he presides over League Meetings.
Walker will retain his seat on the Northwest League's Board of Directors (28th year). Due to term limits, Walker relinquishes his position on the League's three member Executive Committee - a post he has held for the past 16 years. Eugene's Alan Benavides will take over Walker's seat and begin a three year term on the committee.
About the Jerry Walker and the Volcanoes: In 1997, Walker was named as the Northwest League's Executive of the Year, an honor awarded to the one club official who did the most outstanding job for baseball during the season. In addition, he received the League's Joe Martin Award. The Joe Martin Award honors the individual who did the most for the Northwest League during the season. In 2001, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes were named the Best Class A short season franchise in America by Baseball America. The publication also rated Volcanoes Stadium as the 4th Best Ballpark in America, for all Class A short-season and Rookie level teams, and #1 west of the Mississippi. MinorLeagueBaseball.com named the Volcanoes National Team of the Year in 2007.