The San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Program is a collaborative partnership between the Town of Danville, City of San Ramon, County of Contra Costa, San Ramon Valley Unified School District, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and community partners.
Street Smarts History – Rallying Behind a Cause
Street Smarts was created in 2004 following the tragic deaths of three San Ramon Valley children in two separate traffic-related accidents. Realizing that traffic incidents do not stop at political borders, the San Ramon Valley community came together to create the Street Smarts program.
In its first year, the Street Smarts Program launched efforts targeted to the elementary school population through a Poster Contest. The program expanded in 2005 to reach middle school students and in 2007, high school students. The program is intended to grow and evolve as new issues relating to traffic safety surfaces.
Street Smarts gets people thinking. The purpose is to address traffic safety problems at its source: in the minds of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
Street Smarts brings education to the equation. The purpose is to supplement, and complement the ongoing efforts involving engineering and enforcement.
Street Smarts works on different levels. The program has been promoted throughout the San Ramon Valley through a brand awareness campaign, community events, school activities and discussions, neighborhood initiatives, corporate sponsorships, banners and more.
Serving on the Street Smarts Program Advisory Committee are members of the public agency partners and interested parties. The committee meets quarterly and on an as-needed basis to review, develop and approve the Street Smarts action plan, program budgets, marketing plans, and financial plan.
List of Members:
Street Smarts Staff:
Dolores Pita, Program Coordinator
Mark Ballock, Program Assistant
Representing the City of San Ramon:
Dave Hudson, Mayor
Sabina Zafar (Alt.), Councilmember
Steven Spedowfski, Deputy City Manager
Denton Carlson, Captain, Police Department
Representing the Town of Danville:
Renee Morgan, Councilmember
Andrew Dillard, Transportation Manager
Katelyn Costa, Transportation Program Specialist
Alan Shields, Chief, Police Department
Jason Ingrassia, Administrative Lieutenant
Representing Contra Costa County:
Candace Andersen, District II Supervisor
Gayle Israel, Chief of Staff for Supervisor Andersen
John Swann, Traffic Safety Engineer, Public Works
Jen Quallick, Field Representative, Office of Supervisor Andersen
Representing the San Ramon Valley Unified School District:
Ken Mintz, President, SRVUSD’s Board of Education
Ilana Israel, Director of Communications and Community Relations
Representing the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District:
Michelle Lee, Director
Paige Meyer, Fire Chief
Danielle Bell, Fire and Safety, CERT Coordinator
Representing the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs:
Lisa Gross, President
Barbara Hubinger, Danville Police Volunteer