Ruth Clark grew up in Corning, New York, but she settled in the Santa Clarita Valley in 1955. She has been a career woman over the last 51 years. Her most recent position, before retiring a few years ago, was Staff Assistant in the office of Supervisor Michael Antonovich.
Over the last 50 years, Ruth has been active in numerous good works in the Santa Clarita Valley, including the SCV Boys & Girls Club, the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, Zonta International, the William S. Hart Mansion and Park, the Red Cross, the SCV Historical Society, the Elks Lodge, the Santa Clarita Wine Auction (benefiting the Youth Orchestra and COC), and the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Home Tour League.
Ruth and her late husband Chuck were known as one of the most giving couples in the Santa Clarita Valley. In 1991 Ruth was honored as the Santa Clarita Woman of the Year; five years later in 1996, Chuck was named Man of the Year. They are one of only four couples in our valley’s history who have shared this honor.
Since receiving this award, Ruth has remained active the Church, Zonta, the Canyon Theatre Guild, the Elks Lodge, Boys & Girls Club and the Historical Society.
“This award was a surprise and great honor,” she says. “The meetings and the enjoyment of associating with other past men and women of the year is truly remarkable. I am happy to be a part.”
“The Santa Clarita Valley, as a whole, fascinates me – the history – the people – the future. This area has grown a lot since we moved here in 1955. Its still maintains its identity of a ‘volunteer-supported’ valley.”