Marty Martinez

Marty Martinez, Northern California Regional Policy Manager

Northern California Regional Policy Manager

(415) 637-6488
Central Valley, CA

Marty Martinez, MPP serves as the Northern California Regional Policy Manager. He works to increase funding and improve policies to support safe walking and biking for kids and families in the Bay Area and in Stanislaus, Fresno, and San Joaquin Counties in the Central Valley.

Marty earned his Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has dedicated his life to making positive change in our communities. In high school, he volunteered for policy campaigns, worked as a news reporter and interned for the president of the New Jersey State Senate. He worked hard to become the first in his family to go to college and earn an advanced degree. Among his accomplishments are working to secure Safe Routes to School funding and Complete Streets policies from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, helping to secure AIDS prevention funding from the California legislature, working with the California Office of the Patient Advocate to create their first HMO Health Care Quality Report Card and advocating for legislation making California the first state to require private health insurers to provide interpreters. He is experienced with issues related to cultural competency, health care reform, public programs, joint use of public facilities, the built environment and creating healthy communities.