Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) was honored Monday evening at the annual San Ramon Valley Education Foundation dinner in Danville, recognizing her 18 years of distinguished service on the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board, prior to her election to the Assembly. "Joan's on-going service and commitment to our students and schools is remarkable," said Vanessa Chan, executive director.
Each year the foundation honors an individual for exceptional dedication to the students of the San Ramon Valley. During Buchanan's 18 years on the School Board, she led a turnaround of the schools' finances, and her expertise in budgeting put the district on solid financial footing. She also spearheaded the facilities bond programs and master plans that have built state-of-the-art schools.