Marisa Stevens Keith, Program Director, Safe Routes to School Program, joined ISG in August of 2022. Marisa is passionate about safe road design and getting people to and from their destinations safely no matter which mode they choose. Marisa has a degree in social work from Carroll College and is currently working on a degree in Urban Studies and Community Development from Boise State University. She is a leader for creating safe streets in SW Boise and has served on the Southwest Ada County Alliance Neighborhood Association for five years. She was a member of the Boise Citywide Advisory Committee and the Ada County Citizens Advisory Committee during their zoning code rewrites. She also served on the Boise Canals to Pathways Workgroup that helped develop the Pathways Master Plan. In her free time, she is learning to be a bike mechanic. Contact Marisa

Deanna Smith

Deanna Smith, joined the Idaho Smart Growth staff in 2006 after serving on the Board of Directors since the organization’s inception in 2000. She has served on the East End Neighborhood Association Board of Directors since 1999, including five years as president. Deanna has been involved in community activities since moving to Boise in 1982, working in numerous staff positions in the nonprofit community.  Deanna served as the field director for Neighbors Protecting Idaho, managed two successful city council candidate campaigns, and served on the staff of several other electoral campaigns. United Vision for Idaho recognized Deanna as the 2008 “Administrator of the Year.”  The Idaho Business Review recognized Deanna as a “Woman of the Year” in 2012. Deanna earned her B.A. with an emphasis in education and planning from Evergreen State College in 1981. She has attended multiple trainings, workshops, and conferences including earning a Charrette Facilitator certificate from the National Charrette Institute and a certificate from Portland State University’s Institute for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation.