I would like to adjourn tonight’s meeting in memory of Allan Cameron, a longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident and community advocate who recently passed away at the age of 75.
Allan moved to Santa Clarita from Los Angeles with his wife Karen, whom he married in 1971.
When the pair moved to Santa Clarita, Allan was elected to their homeowners association – an event that began a long career in local service and advocacy.
Allan was involved in a number of projects and organizations in Santa Clarita.
One that may be closest to his heart is the annual Thanksgiving feast he helped organized for the SCV Senior Center.
Additionally, he was a skilled baritone and drummer who worked with R&B singer Esther Phillips, among others in the music business.
In the 1980s, Allan was part of the original group of community leaders that helped Santa Clarita incorporate as a City.
A few years later, he joined with the City in fighting the proposed Cemex megamine in Soledad Canyon.
Allan’s wife, Karen, noted in a recent interview that he fought for peace on Earth and was a great lover of the environment.
He loved music, he loved dogs and he loved helping others.
We are saddened by Allan’s passing – he was a great man and leader who will be forever missed in our community and our thoughts are with Karen and the Cameron family.