June 28, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Museum of the San Ramon Valley
205 Railroad Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Danville at Forty
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
During June and July an exhibit in the Museum of the San Ramon Valley’s waiting room will feature Danville’s 40th Anniversary. Called “Danville at Forty,” the exhibit features campaign materials, newspapers and posters from the election which incorporated Danville on June 8, 1982. Also displayed are portraits by Dug Waggoner of the first five Councilmembers: John May, Susanna Schlendorf, Richard McNeely, Beverly Lane and Doug Offenhartz.
In 1982 Danville had a population of 26,446. Twelve people ran for Council, including one who opposed the idea. Measure B on the ballot allowed voters to decide yea or nay and choose a council elected by district or in general. While the proponents walked neighborhoods and urged a Yes on B vote, the anti campaigners put up lawn signs saying NO INC for No Incorporation.
Danville’s incorporation election was the fifth time people in the SRV had a chance to decide on cityhood for all or part of the valley. But it was the first time Danville residents were able to vole on Danville alone, as an independent city. Or as they prefer, a Town.
On Saturday, July 2 at 2 pm in the Museum, first councilmembers Dick McNeely and Beverly Lane will provide a program discussing the 1982 incorporation effort. The public is invited to share their memories and view the exhibit.
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located at 205 Railroad Ave Danville CA 94526. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 1 and Sunday 12 to 3.