Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste is honoring Connie Worden-Roberts with a lifetime achievement award Friday, according to city officials.
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Worden-Roberts one of the original members of the Santa Clarita’s first Planning Commission and a leader in the formation of Santa Clarita as a city when it split from Los Angeles County.
The Lifetime of Service Tribute event is scheduled for Hart Hall, located at William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. at 4:30 p.m.
Connie Worden-Roberts was a leader in the city’s formation committee in the 1980s, personally gathering 2,000 of the 24,000 signatures needed for the petition for cityhood.
She recalls the formation committee seeking a 70-square-mile boundary for the city but receiving a 39-square-mile area instead.
“We were very proud that when the vote was taken, there was an overwhelming vote to favor the city formation and at the same time, elect the city mothers and fathers for the City Council,” said Worden-Roberts, in the city’s 20th Anniversary History Book.
Connie Worden-Roberts became a member of the city’s Planning Commission shortly after incorporation and chaired numerous transportation committees in the Santa Clarita Valley.
She also served on many local boards including the Chamber of Commerce, Valley Industrial Association, Zonta, Friends of Hart Park and the Boys & Girls Club.
“Connie has served so many so well for so long, she deserves to be recognized for her lifetime of dedication to Santa Clarita,” Weste said.
The tribute event is free and open to the community. For more information, contact the City at 661-255-4314.
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Source: Santa Clarita News