The Commission approved Resolution 4B-20-1006 Establishing Vision Zero Committee on October 26, 2020. It consists of 7 members and is co-chaired by Commissioner Evan Yeats and Commissioner Alison Brooks. The Resolution establishing the Committee defines the Committee’s mandate to include (1) considering and recommending strategies for increasing community safety in accordance with Vision Zero goals within the Commission area; (2) analyzing and providing feedback on relevant proposed plans and projects, as well as legislation and agency decisions that impact community safety in line with these goals; (3) working with neighborhood groups representing vulnerable road users to receive feedback on Commission efforts toward Vision Zero goals.
You can view the Committee’s Agendas here.
The Committee Members include the following individuals:
Tony Giancola has a BSCE from Syracuse University and MS degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation and Environmental Systems) and a Master of Public Works Engineering and Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. After a twenty-year active duty career in the Civil Engineer Corps, U. S. Navy, he served as a District of Columbia appointed representative on the Citizens Advisory Committee, Transportation Planning Board, Washington Council of Governments (2018 -2020). He currently serves as a Mayoral appointee on the DC Water Board.
Jeff Speir is an attorney for the Federal Government who works on environmental issues. He has advocated for pedestrian and cyclist safety in Wards 4 and 6. Personally affected by a car crash as a pedestrian–and vehicular traffic’s impact on public health, more broadly–he is eager to work on strategies to increase traveler safety, critically analyze proposals, and implement solutions for the ANC 4B community.
David Eubanks is a resident of Single-Member District 4B03. As an engaged community member his mission is to actively contribute to the betterment of the Brightwood/Manor Park neighborhood, the District and surrounding region through advocacy, community service and sustainable practices. He is currently the Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Takoma Park where he works to ensure the efficient provision of City services to residents. Prior to beginning his career in public service, Mr. Eubanks was an affordable housing developer at The NHP Foundation and Investment Officer with the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust. He has also served as a researcher with the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education and the Citizens Planning and Housing Association.
Charon P.W. Hines is the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Previously, she served as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs (MOCA). A third generation Washingtonian, Charon and family have resided in Ward 4, Riggs Park for the past 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Mary Baldwin College, Master of Arts in Teaching from Bowie State University, and Master of Science in Educational Administration from Trinity University. Charon is a community leader, engagement ambassador, and strategist. She is a three term Past President of Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association, Inc. (LRCA). In addition, she holds membership on several boards and community organizations throughout the metropolitan area. Charon has an unwavering commitment to residents, children and families, with a laser focus on maintaining the home-school-community partnership.