Utah County Commissioner Gary R. Herbert, has been named Realtor of the Year by the Utah Association of Realtors.

"It's a great honor anytime a person is recognized by his peers," Herbert said. "As I look back to those who have received the honor in the past, I am happy to be numbered among them."Herbert owner-broker of Herbert & Associates Inc., a real estate company he began in 1980. He worked for Boley Realty from 1969 to 1979.

"I am very proud of this award," Herbert said. "It means that someone has recognized that in the past 21 years I have done a lot more in the real estate business and have given a lot more of my time to the community, than to just be selling real estate somewhere."

Herbert was appointed earlier this year to the County Commission, succeeding Brent Morris.