Laurene has been a member of the Santa Clarita City Council since 1998, currently serving as mayor, in addition to her terms as mayor in 2002 and 2006. As a prior Commissioner for the City Parks and Recreation Commission, Laurene has overseen the establishment of numerous parks, the preservation of thousands of acres of open space, and the construction of a cross-town trail system that is widely heralded as a crowning achievement in the City of Santa Clarita.
As a Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Board Member, Laurene spearheaded the drive to save historic 800-acre Mentryville, which is the first oil town in California, for future generations.
As Director of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging, Laurene has helped safeguard the programs that assist our most experienced citizens and give them the dignity they deserve.
Laurene has been involved with animal rescue for many years. She is currently the Foundation liaison to the Castaic Animal Care Center.