Our Santa Clarita Valley
Since its earliest days, like many pioneering American communities, the Santa Clarita Valley has treasured the work of its volunteers. Unique among those places, however, our valley has remained a community of riches in its wonderful nonprofit organizations, offering services to our citizens over the generations, improving the quality of life for everyone. Whether the valley was governed by the County of Los Angeles or the more recently formed, City of Santa Clarita, support for nonprofits has been strong. Taking the lead from government, local news media, business groups, and individual citizens, followed suit. In fact, the omnipresent building developers of the beautiful valley, understood early on that vibrant nonprofit organizations would improve the community and make houses located in the SCV more attractive to families. This support has led to an uncommon spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy which is frequently noticed by visitors and newcomers. Indeed, in 1964 the Chamber of Commerce, now celebrating its 100th Anniversary, began annually honoring a man whose volunteer work deserved special honor and recognition. In their wisdom, they added women to the ranks of those being celebrated in 1971 and the Man & Woman of the Year honor as we know it today was established. Now, as then, both County and City governmental leaders have generously sponsored the dinner which also financially supports local nonprofit organizations.
Santa Clarita is a California city in northwestern Los Angeles County in the California. With a 2020 census population of 228,673, it is the third-largest city by population in Los Angeles County, the 17th-largest in California, and the 99th-largest city in the United States. Residents enjoy rolling hills and mountain vistas.
It's known for the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, with many roller coasters. The adjacent Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a summertime water park with tall slides and a wave pool. The prehistoric stone formations of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park have served as a backdrop for many films. William S. Hart Park has a museum dedicated to the silent-film star.