On the 4th of July, atop his float with American flags and campaign banners abound, in front of thousands of parade-goers, Jason Gibbs announced his candidacy for Santa Clarita City Council in 2020. By minimizing the cities long-term financial obligations, expanding and developing infrastructure to create economic opportunity and much needed reduction in traffic congestion, and focusing efforts at City Hall to enhance public safety in all aspects of our citizen’s lives, Gibbs will protect the successes of our past while working to ensure opportunity for our future.
“My wife and I have made our home in Santa Clarita since 2012.” Gibbs shared. “As I’ve become more and more involved in our community and spoken with our valley’s residents, I’ve discovered many of the same local concerns are on the top of their minds; keeping their family safe, making sure our schools remain stellar and protected, and that those at City Hall are constantly searching for ways to reduce traffic congestion across our valley in meaningful and long-lasting ways.”
Gibbs graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Masters’ Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently serves as the Deputy Director of West Coast Operations for GP Strategies Corporation. During his fourteen-year career, Gibbs has served as a Principal Engineer and lead Inspector for clients who support space exploration and national defense.
Along with an extensive career supporting the aerospace industry, Gibbs has become a prominent community advocate, including his involvement with numerous business advocacy groups here in the Santa Clarita Valley, such as The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. Currently, Gibbs serves as an Executive Board member and the Vice Chair of Advocacy for the Valley Industry Association, which has represented business interests in Santa Clarita since its establishment in 1981.
“A vital piece of any community’s success is the strength and dedication of our businesses, both large and small, that make their home here in Santa Clarita,” Jason Gibbs said. “As the vice-chair of advocacy, I proudly support local and state initiatives that benefit the economic engines we need to thrive here at home. Working and engaging with local, state and federal representatives is critical to ensuring Santa Clarita continues to be an inviting place for emerging businesses, as well as being the perfect location to raise a family.”
In addition to his business efforts, Gibbs is deeply involved with local charities and non-profits. Currently, Gibbs is on the Board of Directors for the William S. Hart (WiSH) Education Foundation, whose mission is to financially support the William S. Hart School District by getting more dollars into its classrooms. Gibbs is also an appointed member of the Saugus Union School District Measure EE Citizens Oversight Committee, ensuring optimal use of bond money used to improve SUSD facilitates.
Along with supporting our school districts, Gibbs also serves on the advisory committee for the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club.
Jason and his wife, Chandra, with their two children Aiden (2) and Avery (1), are proud to call Santa Clarita home.