On Saturday December 2, 2017, BikeSGV will host its annual party - 'Noche de las Luminarias' - to celebrate the progress towards a more pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly SGV. This profile is one of a series of posts highlighting some of the people at the forefront of this movement. Event information can be found here.
Justine Garcia currently holds the title of Transportation Programs Analyst for the City of Glendora and has just over 8 years of experience in the government sector. She began her career in local government straight out of college with the City of Covina where her passion for transportation and bicycling was ignited. Although she has spent the majority of her career within city Transportation Divisions, she is passionate about all aspects of government and community, and how they intertwine to create one cohesive network of services.
Over the past four years she has taken Glendora’s Transportation Division from a small Commuter Shuttle and Dial-A- Ride operation, to one that focuses upon all modes of transportation and how they connect to each other. She has encouraged transit use within Glendora’s youth community through the Midday Teen Center Shuttle Operation and within the City’s Older Adult population through the Division’s Transit Options Workshops. She has encouraged the community to get out and ride bikes through coordinated Bike Month activities and events, and is also an instrumental part of the Urban Trail and Greenway Network project within Glendora. The latter is among the region's most advanced and forward-thinking urban greenway projects, thanks to Justine's efforts and years of work coordinating with multiple public agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles County Flood Control, and Caltrans.
Justine's work also includes coordination with other City Departments, government agencies such as LA Metro and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, as well as local community groups to advance local and regional projects, and successfully compete for grant funding for Glendora and the region.
An SGV native who grew up in the City of Alhambra, Justine holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Policy, Management and Planning from the University of Southern California (Fight On!), and currently resides in Claremont with her partner in crime, Ken and their two dogs, Harley and Mia.