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Lynne Plambeck

President

Lynne Plambeck received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University at Northridge in 1974.  She went on to two years of graduate work with additional extension courses in business management, accounting, personnel and production control.  She has owned and managed a small recycling business for the past 25 years.

Lynne serves as an elected Board member of the Newhall County Water District first elected in 1993.  She has served as the Special District alternate representative to the Local Agency Formation Commission (This commission oversees annexations and organization of local government). As part of her public service commitment, she is a serves on many water-related committees including the Ground Water Committee of the Association of California Water Agencies.

Lynne is a dedicated conservationist and donates her time extensively to many local and national conservation organizations.  She recieved the Sierra Club's highest conservation award (the Weldon Heald Award) for her work to protect the Santa Clara River.  She was honored as Democratic Woman of the year from the Santa Clarita Valley in 2003 and received the Carla Bard Award for Water Advocacy at the 2001 Water Policy Conference in Los Angeles.  She served as a Board member for Friends of the Santa Clara River from its founding in 1993 to 2004, is an active member of the Sierra Club and a Board Member of Public Officials for Water and Environmental Reform.

Her personal interests are photography, skiing and classical music.

 

Dave Lutness

Secretary

David Lutness, an East Coast transplant, received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Gettysburg College in 1968 and a Degree in microcomputers from Delaware Technical College in 1997. He has taken graduate courses in Physical Oceanography and has Certificates from Microsoft and Cisco in network administration. He has been a truck driver, a business manager for a health care provider, a network administrator and a warehouse manager. He has pumped gas at an airport and been a custom wood worker. He has hitchhiked up and down both coasts and, with his cat, camped across the country, with the record time from Cincinnati to Los Angeles of three months and 4 days.

With his wife Carole, he moved to California in 1998 and Santa Clarita in 2000, to participate in the life of his only granddaughter, Isabella.  He has been a longtime member of the Sierra club and a supporter of environmental causes and local social issues.  He helped to establish the local winter homeless shelter.   In 2004 he ran for the board of Castaic Lake Water Agency.  He was elected 2nd Vice President of SCOPE in 2005. David now is an independent computer consultant, the Computer Doctor, doing repair and setup on computers and networks.

 

Cam Noltemeyer

Treasurer

Carmillis "Cam" Noltemeyer is a long time resident of Southern California and a resident of Santa Clarita since the City was incorporated. After retiring from a career in pensions and accounting and moving to Santa Clarita she joined SCOPE and the Sierra Club. It became apparent that there was a great need for these organizations in our community.
Prior to moving to Santa Clarita she served on the San Fernando City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission. She was the strong voice of taxpayers that fought to protect City property from being given away to special interests and to preserve the integrity of the single-family residential neighborhood.
As a Parks and Recreation Commissioner she made sure that funds from the prior sale of sections of Recreation Park were used to develop Pioneer Park as mandated by a referendum of the people. 
On City Council she used the initiative and referendum process to sponsor a law, approved by the voters, giving the people complete control of a valuable piece of property in the civic center. She also used that process to preserve a valuable piece of City owned water well property from being sold to developers for apartments. That property is currently being developed as Heritage Park. She was never afraid to challenge "the establishment" during her tenure in public office. 

In 1998, during Women's History Month she was honored by the City of San Fernando for her outstanding service and contributions to the City and for standing steadfast for principles that have made our country great. 

In Santa Clarita she has been active in the Committee for Safe Schools. She is greatly concerned about the school sites being approved in the City of Santa Clarita and in the county. Current laws are not providing the protection needed from environmental pollution.

 

Jeremiah Dockray

2nd VP

Jeremiah Dockray is an advocate for open and natural outdoor space. He has been an activist for environmental causes for most of his life, fighting for preservation of wildlife and wild open spaces in his native New Mexico. He moved to the Los Angeles area in 2004. Currently he is working on the fight against the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion in the SCV, where he has lived since 2010, and is a founding member of Citizens for Chiquita Canyon Landfill Compliance, a group of citizens around the SCV who are fighting the proposed expansion.

His passion is to help reconnect children with nature, and help to ensure a clean and safe environment for his community. He also hopes to help younger generations to become stewards of the environment, not only through personal lifestyle, but by enacting changes to larger systems that contribute to pollution and climate change. He hopes to use his skills in filmmaking and social media to help SCOPE reach even more people in the area, especially young people.

He received a B.A. in Moving Image Arts from The College of Santa Fe in 2001, and has worked in television for over a decade. He also teaches preschool children in Newhall, and advocates for children's space through his family's business, "SCV Adventure Play".

 

Paula Olivares

1st VP

Paula Olivares holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Economics and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at El Paso.

After 25 years Paula retired from a career as a Senior Engineer and Planner for AT&T. She also taught Mathematics part time at College of the Canyons for 15 years.

As an elected member of the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board, 1991 to 1999 she was a champion for ensuring students received the best education available. Having a community perspective she represented Pacific Bell on the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce 1991 to 1996 as Key Contact Manager.

In order to improve her community leadership skills she attended the Valley Leadership Institute (VLI), graduating with the class of 1999.