Lane named Woman of the Year

San Ramon Valley advocate honored as year's best in 7th Senatorial District

Longtime San Ramon Valley public servant and community activist Beverly Lane was honored as the 7th State Senatorial District's Woman of the Year at a ceremony in Danville earlier this month.

Lane, who currently sits on the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors, has remained dedicated to giving back to her community in a variety of ways, including serving three years as mayor of Danville, leading local historical organizations and helping spearhead the Iron Horse Regional Trail effort.

"Her public service has been rooted in environmental activism -- she got her start walking door-to-door to support the creation of the California Coastal Commission," State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said in announcing the award.

"She has been an ardent advocate for expanding parks and preserving local history. Beverly has been key in making the San Ramon Valley such a vibrant community," he added.

Lane was a member of the Danville's first town council after the town's incorporation, serving from 1982 to 1993. She also chaired the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority in 1988 and was president of California Elected Women in 1992-93.

Elected to the EBRPD board in 1994, Lane represents the district's sixth ward, which includes Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Concord, Diablo, Pleasant Hill, Tassajara and part of Walnut Creek.

As an EBRPD director, she has focused on enhancing, expanding and promoting East Bay regional parks and trails. She led efforts to establish the Iron Horse Regional Trail, the Calaveras Ridge Trail and Sycamore Valley Open Space.

Lane is also a published author, columnist and curator of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in downtown Danville. She has been president of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, the Contra Costa County Historical Society and the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House.


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Another bad idea from the air board
By Tim Hunt | 19 comments | 1,374 views

Exchange Club Meeting on First Amendment
By Roz Rogoff | 0 comments | 595 views