Santa Clarita commissions, boards have new members

With a new year comes a new set of leaders behind Santa Clarita’s commissions and boards. On Tuesday, the City Council nominated and appointed 13 individuals. Mayor Marsha McLean and council members Laurene Weste and Bill Miranda made the nominations, followed by a unanimous vote from the City Council on each nomination. Here’s who the three nominated: Councilman Miranda Planning Commission — Dan Masnada Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission — Victor Lindenheim Arts Commission — Susan Shapiro Financial Accountability and Audit Panel — Wendy Langhans Mayor McLean Planning Commission — Lisa Eichman Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission — Dianna Boone Arts Commission — Michael Millar Financial Accountability and Audit Panel — Sandra Cattell Councilwoman Weste Planning Commission — Dennis Ostrum Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission — Ruthann Levison Arts Commission — Patti Rasmussen Financial Accountability and Audit Panel — Susan Orloff Heidi Heinrich was appointed as the Santa Clarita representative for the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District board of trustees. She will be responsible for duties such as setting policy, establishing the budget and approving expenditures and retaining legal counsel. Under Planning Commission, Eichman and Ostrum return for another term but Masnada will replace Tim Burkhart, Six Flags Magic Mountain’s vice president of maintenance and construction and former Castaic Lake Water Agency board member. He served on the Planning Commission for two decades. “(Tim Burkhart) has served this city very, very well over the years as a planning commissioner, and I think we would be remiss if we didn’t at least acknowledge the phenomenal work that Mr. Burkhart has provided the city,” said Councilman Bob Kellar. The new appointees are expected to begin serving at the year’s first meeting of each commission and board. Each would serve until their terms end on Dec. 31, 2022 or when a replacement is appointed, according to the city.

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Tammy Murga

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Tammy Murga covers city hall and business for The Signal. She joined in the summer of 2018, previously working in Northern California as an assistant editor and reporter for the Lake County Record-Bee. In 2016, she graduated from Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles. Have a story tip? Message her on Twitter or at [email protected]