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Commissioner Larry Ellertson, Commission Chair

Commissioner Ellertson - Commission ChairBiography

Commissioner Larry Ellertson was raised in Mona, Utah. He graduated from Southern Utah State College in 1972. He worked as a CPA for Haskins and Sells in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1977 he began working for Utah Power and Light and held many positions including Region Customer Service Manager, Area Manager, and General Business Manager prior to retiring in 2001.

Commissioner Ellertson and his wife Linda (Christiansen) are the parents of five children and thirteen grandchildren and reside in Lindon.

In November of 1996 he was appointed to serve as Mayor of Lindon City and served until January 2005 when he was elected to the Utah County Commission.

In 2000 he was the recipient of Utah Lt. Governors Civic Volunteer of the Year Award. He received the Southern Utah State College Distinguished Alumni Business Award in 1997, and was also the recipient of the Southern Utah University Outstanding Alumni Award in 2010. He has served as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America in addition to various ecclesiastical callings and service opportunities in the community.

Commissioner Ellertson has served as Chairman of the Utah County Commission, Chairman of The Utah County Council of Governments, Chairman of the Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees, President & board member of Utah Association of Counties (UAC), member of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Transportation Steering Committee, President & board member of Utah League of Cities & Towns, Chairman of the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce, Chairman and board member of United Way of Utah County, Chairman and Vice Chairman of Mountainland Association of Governments, Rotary Club President, Chairman of the Utah Citizen Corps Council, Chairman of the Utah Intergovernmental Roundtable, Board member of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board, Envision Utah Board of Directors, Economic Development Corporation of Utah Board, Utah Lake Commission, Mount Nebo Water District, North Point Solid Waste Special Service District, Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Utah County Board of Health, and Utah Foundation Board.