SALT LAKE CITY — State Budget Director Ron Bigelow recently announced he will retire in January. Bigelow had also served in the Utah Legislature as a Republican representative from West Valley City.

Bigelow said he plans to devote more time to family, community, and church service.

“It has been an honor and privilege to work for the people of the state of Utah," Bigelow said. "I also appreciate the kindness and support of the people in the state agencies and departments as we worked together on the state budget.”

“The state of Utah and its citizens have benefited greatly from Ron’s service and financial expertise, both as a longtime legislator and as the state budget director for the past two years,” said Gov. Gary Herbert. “Ron has an incomparable commitment to fiscal prudence and principle.”

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget continues to move forward the governor’s plans to transition to the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget with a renewed emphasis on operational excellence.