GUNNISON— Since moving to Gunnison more than a decade ago, the newly appointed Gunnison City Treasurer has been actively involved in the community in a variety of ways.
Valerie Anderson was recently chosen by the Gunnison City Council to fill the empty position left behind by Deanne Addis, who left city employment to return to her previous employer.
Anderson says the new position is a good fit for her because it works well with her family schedule and she is glad to contribute to the family financially.
“I am excited” Anderson said. “I coached for years and had lots of different job positions in the area through the years. I love this community and I am glad to be involved in any way I can.”
Before taking the job as treasurer, Anderson managed the local floral shop, and for a number of years she was involved in coaching basketball, volleyball and track.
Originally born in Evanston, Wyoming, Anderson first came to Utah to attend South Utah University, where she met her husband. After college, the paid moved to Gunnison for her husband’s job at the former Gunnison Valley Bank, which was owned by his family.
They now live in Gunnison with their three young children.
Anderson’s first day working in the Gunnison City offices was Thursday, Oct. 7, and she will be officially sworn in at the council meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
“I know there will be a learning curve but I think I will do just fine,” she says.