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For Immediate Release – March 28, 2016

From: Melissa Balmer – Media Director California Bicycle Coalition Cell 562.221.9672 email:

Re: The San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH Selected as Newest Board Member for the California Bicycle Coalition


Sacramento CA – The California Bicycle Coalition is honored to include the San Joaquin Valley’s Genoveva Islas, MPH as its newest Board Member.  An avid bicyclist, with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private health sectors, Genoveva is currently the Program Director for Cultiva La Salud. Cultiva La Salud is dedicated to creating healthier communities in the San Joaquin Valley by changing policies, systems and environments to allow for greater access to healthy foods and beverages and increased opportunities for physical activity.
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Chanell Fletcher, Senior California Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, 510-695-1009

Jeanie Ward-Waller, Policy Director, California Bicycle Coalition, 401-241-8559


Last month, the Governor attended key climate talks in Paris where he touted California’s success to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the world stage. Unfortunately, the Governor’s transportation budget, released today, moves the state in the wrong direction.

“The proposed budget would invest $16.2 billion in transportation dollars for programs that focus primarily on repaving and expanding roads versus moving people and advancing equity – even proposing to use money designated to fight climate change to do so,” said Jeanie Ward-Waller, Policy Director for the California Bicycle Coalition. Read full release here.

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