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
Representing the City of San Ramon:
Dave Hudson, Councilmember
Harry Sachs (Alt.), Councilmember
Lisa Bobadilla, Transportation Division Manager
PJ Dhoot (Alt.), Transportation Specialist
Dan Pratt, Chief of Police
Steve Fajardo, Youth Resource Officer
Representing the Town of Danville:
Lisa Blackwell, Councilmember
Tai J. Williams, Administrative Services Director
Andrew Dillard, Transportation Manager
Thomas Valdriz, Transportation Program Analyst
Steve Simpkins, Chief of Police
Andrew Jensen, Traffic Sergeant
Lauren Brown, Police Department School Program Officer
Representing Contra Costa County:
Candace Andersen, District II Supervisor
Gayle Israel, Chief of Staff for Supervisor Andersen
Tomi Riley, Chief of Staff
Mark A. de la O, Civil Engineer, Public Works
Representing the San Ramon Valley Unified School District:
Ken Mintz, Board Member
Elizabeth Graswich, Communications & Community Relations Director
Meaghan Krakoff, Communications Specialist
Representing the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District:
H. Jay Kerr, Director
Paige Meyer, Fire Chief
Derek Krause, Deputy Chief
Roy Wendel, Community Risk Reduction Manager
Representing the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs:
Sue Woodworth-Bennett, Danville area representative
Patty Hoyt, San Ramon area representative
Barbara Hubinger, Danville Police Volunteer
Becky Sargent, Community Volunteer
Bob Pack, Troy and Alana Pack Foundation
Jim Doliber, Troy and Alana Pack Foundation