Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
5th City Council, 1996-1998
City of Santa Clarita

The City of Santa Clarita was incorporated on December 15, 1987 and encompasses the major portions of the communities of Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country and Valencia. Santa Clarita has a "city manager" form of government and a part-time City Council. Council elections are held in April of even-numbered years. Council members are elected to four-year terms.

City Council members for the period 1996-98 (from left to right in photograph) are listed by name, occupation and year first elected:

  • Jo Anne Darcy, county supervisor's field deputy, 1987
  • Janice Heidt, book store owner, 1987
  • Carl Boyer III (seated), high school teacher, 1987
  • Hamilton Clyde Smyth, retired school superintendent, 1994
  • Jill Klajic, community activist, 1996 (also 1990-94)

The office of Mayor initially rotated annually among Council members. Carl Boyer III served as Mayor in 1996 and H. Clyde Smyth in 1997.


SC9610: 9600 dpi jpeg from smaller jpeg | Photo by Gary Choppe for City of Santa Clarita.
SANTA CLARITA CITY COUNCIL 1987—

* Council Members
* Election Results
* City Commissioners
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1st Council 1987-1990

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Buck McKeon 1987-1992

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Jan Heidt 1987-2000

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Jo Anne Darcy 1987-2002

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Jo Anne Darcy | Legacy

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Carl Boyer 1987-1998

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Carl Boyer | Legacy

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Dennis Koontz 1987-1990

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Jill Klajic 1990-1994, 1996-2000

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George Pederson 1992-1996

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Clyde Smyth 1994-1998

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5th Council 1996-1998

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Frank Ferry 1998-2014

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Laurene Weste 1998—

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Cameron Smyth 2000-2006

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Bob Kellar 2000—

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Marsha McLean 2002—

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TimBen Boydston 2006-2008, 2012—

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Laurie Ender 2008-2012

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Dante Acosta 2014—

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