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City recognizes ‘Top 20’ longest residents of Citrus Heights; seeks input

Longest residents, Citrus Heights
A group of 12 of the city’s top 20 longest residents gathers for a photo with the Citrus Heights city council on Aug. 10, 2017.

Sentinel staff report–
During an August city council meeting Citrus Heights leaders recognized 20 residents and families who are believed to have lived the longest in the city. According to city staff, all residents on the top 20 list have lived more than 50 years in Citrus Heights.

The following residents and families made it on the list:

Max Alexander, Dick Baron, Betty Leonard Bentzen, Keith and Jeanette Brown, the Cook family, Wilma Cross, Charlotte Crothers, Jack and Jean Duncan, Chuck and Joy Engvall, Linda Farmer, Robert Fritz, Lorraine Furry, the Guisti family, Luanne Leineke, Ted Mitchell, Virginia Owens, Joe and Arlene Ray, Colleen Sloan, Bob Stanaland, and Jerry Still.

Ted Mitchell, 91, is believed to be the longest resident of the city, having lived in Citrus Heights his entire life. Mitchell owns a significant amount of acreage in the area, most recently selling 55 acres to Watt Communities for a proposed 261-home development off Arcadia Drive.

Related: Watt Communities proposes huge 261-unit development in Citrus Heights

The city is still seeking to add other residents who may have been overlooked on the list. Those who know of residents that have lived in Citrus Heights for over 50 years are asked to email Development Specialist Devon Rodriguez at

The list is part of a “Top 20” series of lists compiled by the city and released each month during 2017 in celebration of the 20th anniversary since Citrus Heights became a city in 1997. Past lists have included top 20 leaders and top 20 oldest local businesses.

Related: Here’s the ‘Top 20’ oldest businesses in Citrus Heights




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