The Montclair City Council is saddened to announce that Council Member Emeritus Leonard Paulitz passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Pomona Valley Hospital in the company of his six children, and in the thoughts and prayers of innumerable friends.  Leonard, who was preceded in death by the passing of his wife Constance, was 94 years of age.

Mayor Pro Tem Ruh

Email

bruh@cityofmontclair.org

Phone

(909) 625-9400

Position

Mayor Pro Tem

Elected Officials

Bill Ruh

William “Bill” Ruh was elected to the City Council in November 1998. Bill also serves on several City Council committees including the Education, Human Services, Legislative/Intergovernmental, Personnel, and Tri-City Gold Line Committees, as well as the Community Activities Commission Interview Panel. In addition, he is the Council liaison to the Montclair Chamber of Commerce and the Community Activities Commission. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2012 through 2014. Bill was appointed by the City to the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency to the City of Montclair Redevelopment Agency and was Chair of the Board during its existence from 2012 through 2018.

Prior to his election to the City Council, Bill was a member of the Planning Commission for 10 years, from 1988 to 1998. In 1991, Bill was the youngest member to be elected to the Monte Vista Water District (MVWD) in its then 70-year history. He served as MVWD Board Auditor from 1996 until his resignation in November 1998. He currently serves as Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, Santa Ana Region.

Bill has served on boards and committees for numerous philanthropic and charitable organizations, including the following: OPARCRed Cross Inland Empire ChapterOntario-Montclair YMCACommunity Action Partnership of San Bernardino CountyChaffey College Foundation; and Assistance League of the Foothill Communities.

Bill received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of La Verne, and has pursued a professional career in Legislative/Government Affairs and Public Policy. He has worked for the California State Assembly and Senate, as well as the U. S. House of Representatives. At present, he coordinates Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for the Real Estate Industry. Bill is a lifetime resident of Montclair.


 

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