On Friday, May 8th, in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, a new Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year will take their place in the history books.
As is custom, 2008 man and woman of the year Carl Goldman and Judy Penman will hand over the title to this year's winners, who will be chosen from a long and distinguished list of local volunteers.
The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will include recognition of all individuals nominated by various local non-profit organizations.
Then, the two main winners will be announced and celebrated with a slide show.
The Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year program has been in existence since 1964, and it originated with the Newhall-Saugus Chamber of Commerce. To read more about the event's history and see past honorees, check out www.scvmanandwomanoftheyear.com .
Here's a list of all nominees and their respective nominating organizations.
Nominees for 2009 Woman of the Year:
Jane Bettencourt-Soto - Betty Ferguson Foundation
Gigi Bost - Santa Clarita Committee On Aging
Mary Ann Colf - Rotary
Nancy Coulter - American Cancer Society
Peggy Edwards - Zonta
Tamara Gurney - Providence Health & Services Foundation
Jorja Harris - Domestic Violence Center
Janice Hoskinson - Child & Family Center Foundation
Marlee Lauffer - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Janice Murray - SCV Boys & Girls Club
Lynne Plambeck - Scope
Donna Schmidt - Elks
Julie Sturgeon - Betty Ferguson Foundation
Stephanie Weiss - Action
Dora Zavala - Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley
Nominees for 2009 Man of the Year:
Greg Amsler - Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation
Chris Ball - Rotary
Kerry Carmody - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Wayne Crawford - Carousel Ranch & Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation
Rick Patterson - Hart Facilities District & SCV Committee on Aging
Craig Peters - SCV Boys & Girls Club
Tom Schmidt - Elks
Steve Sturgeon - Child & Family Center Foundation
KHTS AM-1220 will post the winners after the event Friday night at hometownstation.com.