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Child & Family Center - Board Member Tom Cole
Thomas B. Cole
  • Director, Department of Economic Development, Santa Clarita Valley

Tom Cole joined the City of Santa Clarita in December 2012 as a Community Development Director, where he managed the City’s Planning, Economic Development, Community Preservation and Redevelopment operations.

In July 2022, Tom became the director of the newly formed Department of Economic Development. In this position, he manages the City’s Arts and Events, Economic Development, and Transit Divisions.

Before joining the City of Santa Clarita, Tom served as Chief Operations Officer for the William S. Hart Union School District has held several local leadership roles, including: Vice President / Director of Construction at Highland Development Company; Director of
Development at LNR Property; and Senior Project Manager with Newhall Land and Farming.

Tom received a bachelor’s degree in Geography, with an emphasis in Urban Planning, from California State University, Fullerton.

Tom’s deep-rooted connection to Santa Clarita is evident in his 30 years of living and working in the city. His active involvement in the community, serving in various organizations such as the Rotary Club and the YMCA boards, reflects his commitment.

Tom is a Member of the Child & Family Center’s board and serves on its Internal Affairs, Audit, and Investment Planning Committees, further demonstrating his dedication to the community and the Center.