Clairemont Town Council
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Since 1954




Eden Yaege


Eden Yaege has been on the CTC Board of Directors since 2014. During her tenure on the Board, Eden has held the CTC positions of Secretary, Chair of Elections and Chair of the Bylaws Committee. Eden has lived in the Bay Ho area of Clairemont since 2007 with her husband, Kyle Yaege; 3 pugs; and a Siamese cat. She has worked in San Diego since 2004 as general counsel at a local real estate development company. Prior to that Eden attended Humboldt State University and graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychological research. She also attended the University of Illinois at Chicago PhD program in Social Psychology, prior to participating in the formation of a telecom-related company and then becoming owner-operator of a steak and seafood restaurant in Texas. Eden moved to San Diego to be near family. She attended and completed the USD Paralegal Program and then received a JD at California Western School of Law. She recently completed her MBA at University of San Diego. She is currently involved in a variety of community organizations and is the Past President of her law school Alumni Association and the Co-Chair of the Leadership Development Committee of Lawyers Club. 

Eden’s goals for this year include increasing the visibility, improving the viability and focusing the vision of the Clairemont Town Council. Eden seeks to improve Clairemont through a collaborative process with diverse groups in the community, highlighting issues of concern to all Clairemont residents and businesses. 

Ryan Trabuco

Immediate Past President 

President Emeritus

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Ryan Trabuco was elected to an unprecedented four terms as President of the Clairemont Town Council, and served in that role for nearly 6 years. In 2017, he was named President Emeritus for his years of service to the Clairemont community.

Born and raised in Texas, he moved to California in 2004, and has lived in the San Diego area since 2007. He has dedicated countless hours to public and community service, and serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit, and community advocacy organizations.

Trabuco served on the County’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board for two terms, providing oversight of the County’s treatment and rehabilitation programs, and advised the Board of Supervisors on alcohol and drug prevention policy. He also served on the San Diego County Juvenile Justice Commission, where he provided oversight on the administration and maintenance of facilities within the county’s juvenile court system.

In his spare time he enjoys catching up on the latest movies, trying out new restaurants, and attends comic book conventions as often as he can. During the day, he works for California Assembly Speaker Emeritus and State Senator Toni Atkins.

Vice President

Richard Morris

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Century 21-1st Choice Broker Associate, in real estate for over 10 years, living in San Diego for over 35 years. Rare vintage vinyl records dealer, specializing in The Beatles!

Stephen Groce

Director Central

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Steph Groce is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BUILT by PNIndustries, Inc a multi-brand Apparel & Accessory, and Organization Strategy Consulting company. As an experienced and successful mentor and adviser, he was recently asked to volunteer as a Business Coach for Startup Saturdays helping student entrepreneurs organize, formalize, and pitch their ideas to solve many of San Diego's challenges. 

He is also a strong advocate for students and education. Steph is also a passionate community advocate. He is currently the Chair of the City of San Diego's Human Relations Commission and an Executive Board Member of the Clairemont Town Council. He serves on multiple Advisory Boards for the San Diego Police Department and is a Founding Board Member of the Neighborhood's First Coalition. He was awarded as the 2015-2016 Community Leader of the Year for City Council District 6 and is the recipient of the 2017 Fellowship from the San Diego Chamber of Commerce Public Leadership Institute. 

Joe Sopher

Director South

Joe's family moved from Nebraska to San Diego in 1951. Graduating from San Diego High in 1953, he began working at Convair, first in assembly, then to field operations for the F 102 and the F 106. Joe came to Clairemont in 1967. He worked construction, was framing many homes in the Mount streets and throughout San Diego County, later becoming Superintendent for home builders. His family grew, the father of five, very active in Clairemont schools, youth activities, Little League in Linda Vista. Joe joined Clairemont Town Council in 1999 and has served a Member-at-Large, Sergeant of Arms and in any and every capacity as needs arise. He is involved with the Clairemont Garden Tour, Clairemont Days, Clairemont Clean-Up Days.

Jeremy McKay

Director East

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Born in New England.  Retired from the Navy in 1994. Spent his last 4 years in the Navy in stationed in San Diego. Completed a degree in Computer Science in 1996 from Coleman College.  Currently, works full time as software engineer at a Local Search Marketing Firm.

He and his wife made their home in Clairemont over ten years ago.  He thinks, “Clairemont is a great place to live. It is a diverse community  that somehow manages to keep that feeling of small town community.”  Recently started taking guitar lesson.

Looking forward to serving the community.

Garden Tour Committee 2017

Clairemont Town Council Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life in our community by providing a forum for discussion on issues that directly or indirectly affect the residents and businesses within Clairemont.  

The Clairemont Town Council is a 501©4 non-profit organization.

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