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JON M.

SPANGLER
TEL 510-864-2144 CEL 510-846-5356
jon.spangler@att.net
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonmspangler
1037 San Antonio Avenue Alameda, CA 94501-3963

EXPERIENCED COMMUNICATOR, MARKETER, & ADVOCATE

Revised, edited, researched, and proofread Transportation and Land Use Coalition
Strategic Plan: 2005-2008 (2005) and Access Now! transit advocacy manual (2004)
on rush deadlines (http://transformca.org/resource/access-now).

Wrote, researched, edited, and proofread Cross Alameda Trail Vision Plan (2004) for
local trails committee
(http://www.railstotrails.org/resources/documents/whatwedo/TrailDART/Report_Cros
sAlameda.pdf).
Wrote and edited grant proposal documents, press releases, trail brochure, and
PowerPoint copy.
Led trail walk, presented trail plans to City Council, College of Alameda, PTA.

Edited successful $881,000 Transportation for Livable Communities grant


application documents (2001) for Phase I of the $2.8M Webster Renaissance Project,
now completed.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer, Editor and Proofreader (1993-1997, 2000-present)

Edited and proofread high technology marketing collateral for embedded


software developer Wind River in Alameda, CA, and other clients. Revised
materials, translated technical concepts for general business audiences. Met
multiple rush deadlines for data sheets, white papers, technical trade journal
articles, and trade show panels.

Edited and proofread campaign mailers and web copy for winning Alameda City
Council, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and AC Transit Board candidates
on rush deadlines. Wrote and revised forms and web copy for small businesses.
Researched and wrote articles for Alameda Municipal Power newsletter. Edited
monthly newsletter for East Bay Bicycle Coalition (2007).

Developed product brochure copy for specialty outdoor equipment


manufacturers.

Retail Hardware Sales and Service (1995-2001)

Assisted customers with projects, information at Pagano’s Hardware Mart,


Alameda, CA, and Orchard Supply Hardware, Mountain View, CA: tools, hardware,
plumbing, paint, electrical, garden, and housewares.

Specialty Outdoor Retail Sales (1981-1998)

Expert in specialty outdoor product sales: offered creative customer service,


fitting, and problem solving to outdoor enthusiasts. Increased clothing, accessory,
and equipment sales: backpacking, camping, hunting, travel, cross-country
skiing, bicycling, emergency preparedness. Wrote, revised, and presented
educational materials on earthquake preparedness and outdoor safety. Worked on
product R & D. Employers included Redwood Trading Post, Sierra Designs,
Wheelsmith, The North Face, Eddie Bauer, Palo Alto Bicycles, and REI.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer, Franklin Elementary School, Alameda (2004-2006)

Served as Noon Supervisor for 30-175 K-5 students 3-4 days/week. Helped map
Safe Routes to School routes, compiled comments and maps to improve student
walking and bicycling safety. Coordinated Walk and Roll to School Days, offered
free bike safety checks. Edited successful application for 2006 California
Distinguished School in one day
(http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/ap/distingyear.asp?year=2006).

Member, City of Alameda Transportation Commission (2002-2004)

Appointed to new advisory body, 2002. Helped inaugurate comprehensive


Transportation Master Plan, traffic calming, transit service realignments.

Streetscape Subcommittee Member, Webster Renaissance Project,


Alameda (2000-2001)

Helped develop final design concept for completed Phase I of $2.8 million historic
business district renovation. Represented bicyclists and public transit users in
design discussions.

Transportation, Environmental, and Schools Advocate (1998-Present)

Helped refine and adopt bicycle and transit master plans. Linked advocacy
groups to support comprehensive transportation solutions and establish a
Transportation Commission. Coordinated Tinker Avenue Interchange redesign task
force. Advocated for citywide responses to global warming, recycling, energy,
land use, and related issues. Advocated for safer schools (family inclusion, anti-
bullying) curriculum adopted by Board of Education.

Wrote, compiled, and edited collaborative advocacy letters, press releases,


commentaries, flyers, and public comments. Helped produce and present election
forums and community events. Testified in favor of transportation, environmental,
and school improvements at city, county, and regional meetings. Served as
BikeAlameda Board Member and Valet Bike Parking volunteer.

GraceWorks Career Transition and Support Group Moderator, Presenter


(2003-2006)

Helped coordinate speakers, hosted weekly meetings, moderated group email list
and posted announcements for member-run career transition support group
sponsored by Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Presented programs on
networking and writing skills for GraceWorks and other job search support
groups.

San Mateo County Jail Volunteer (1987-1998)


Led weekly small-group Bible studies and Episcopal religious services for multi-
ethnic inmate community. Communicated with inmates and conducted services in
English and (limited) Spanish.

Resume for Jon Spangler (510-864-0370), 12/14/2006 3/4


MEMBERSHIPS

Alameda Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters of Alameda, West


Alameda Business Association, Friends of the Alameda Free Library, Community
Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA).

BikeAlameda, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, Pedestrian Friendly Alameda, Alameda


Transit Advocates, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Cross Alameda Trail Steering
Committee, Alameda Recycling Coalition, Alamedans for Climate Protection, Sierra
Club, TransForm (formerly the Transportation and Land Use Coalition), GraceWorks,
Alameda CARE, Alamedans for Alameda Point.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, General Social Science, University of Oregon


Sequoia High School, Redwood City, California