Former West Valley City Mayor Brent Anderson dies

By Katie McKellar

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:20 p.m. MDT

On July 28, 2010, all of the living mayors gathered to celebrate West Valley City’s 30th anniversary. From left, Mike Winder (2010-present), Dennis Nordfelt (2002-2010), Brent Anderson (1987-1994), Michael Embley (1986-1987) and Gerald Maloney (1982-1986).

Kevin Conde, West Valley City Public Relations

WEST VALLEY — Former West Valley City Mayor Brent Anderson died Tuesday at 81.

"Our city is saddened to hear the loss of former Mayor Anderson, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his family," Mayor Mike Winder said. "Our community was greatly improved under his leadership."

Anderson became the city's fourth mayor in 1987, when he was elected to finish Mayor Michael Embley's term. He then was re-elected to two full terms and served until January 1994. Anderson also served as a city councilman from 1982 to 1987.

Anderson directed the construction of the West Valley City Hall, as well as the city's first golf course, Winder said. Recently bisected by the new Mountain View Corridor, the West Ridge Golf Course will reopen June 28 as "The Ridge."

"The enduring and evolving nature of that golf course is a fitting tribute to Anderson's legacy," Winder said.

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