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Neil Anderton

Neil was born and raised in Roosevelt, Utah where he was scholar/athlete and involved in many community activities. He was active in Scouting achieving the rank of Eagle with palms. He was an assistant Scout Master at the age of 17. He attended college at Dixie State graduating with an AS. He then fulfilled a two year mission for his church before returning to school at Utah State where he received his Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare. While at Utah State Neil met his wife Carolyn and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple. Today they have 6 children and 15 grandchildren.

He then went to work for the State of Utah Children Services for 2 years and was awarded a stipend to attend graduate school. He choose to attend the University of Hawaii, Monoa Campus in Honolulu. His internships were at Catholic Social Services in Honolulu and Tripler General Hospital in Pearl Harbor. After graduate school he was obligated to work for Utah Division of Children Services for 3 years. He worked in Salt Lake and Davis County for five years both as a line worker and Supervisor.

Mr. Anderton then joined the US Air Force and served as a Mental Health Director for 4 years at Hancock Field Medical Clinic in Syracuse New York. After that he remained in the US Air Force Reserves and then worked for LDS Family Services for the next 20 years as a Clinical Social Worker. He then took an early retirement and continued on with his military employment. He completed Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Alabama and Air War College in Dayton, Ohio. These military colleges are equivalent of a masters degree.

Mr. Anderton served in Desert Storm working at a military hospital as a mental health worker. He retired from the US Air Force as a Bird Colonel in 2000.

The Anderton’s moved back to Utah in 1996 to Heber Valley where they moved to Timber Lakes and built their home. He started his private practice in Salt Lake City with Sandy Counseling Services and eventually moved his practice to Heber City and Vernal for the past 13 years. He specializes in Individual, Couple and family practice. In addition he focuses on mental disorders such as anxiety, depression etc… and addictions work.

In 2002 Mr. Anderton entered his first ever race running for the Wasatch County Council. The Wasatch County form of government had changed from a 3 person Commissioner to a 7 person County Council. He won this election and served four years, then was reelected for the second time in 2006. In 2008 he ran for the Utah House of Representatives. He was defeated and remained on the Council. This year Mr. Anderton is running for the office of County Council again.

Being an elected official one has the opportunity to serve on many boards. Mr. Anderton serves on the following boards. Mountain lands Council of Aging, as chair, which serves Summit, Utah and Wasatch Counties. He is also on the Mountain lands Executive Council, the Wasatch County Senior Citizens board, Heber Valley Train Board, Heber Valley Mental Health Board, Wasatch County Fire Board, Wasatch County Personnel Board, Twin Creeks Water Board, and the North Village Water Board. Additionally, Mr. Anderton serves on the Utah Behavioral Network Committee which includes three other elected Commissioners/Councilmen with all Executive Mental Health and Substance Abuse Directors from across the State of Utah. He also serves on the National Association of Counties Education and Human Services Steering Committee. He served two years on Governor Huntsman Methamphetamine Task Force to bring a working model to the Utah Citizens to identify, fight and effectively treat Patients.

Mr. Anderton is the past recipient of the “Outstanding Young of America” award. He is the past President of the Bountiful, Utah US Jayees. He served as a member of the Bountiful Police Advisory Board, and a member of the Bountiful Counseling Policy Board. He received the US Air Force Meritorious award with two devises, National Human Services Provider award in 1992 and 1996.

He recently received the National “Outstanding Mental Health Provider” award from Cambridge Who’s Who of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mr. Anderton has lived an active life and been able to serve in these many positions with the great help of his family, friends and members of the community.

He would like to continue serving as a representative of the citizens of Wasatch County. He loves serving and feels he can continue to help make our community a better place in which we live.

BY NEIL ANDERTON   10/27/2010

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