Pleasant Grove Contacts
J. Scott Darrington, ICMA-CM, is Pleasant Grove's Administrator. In that job he has oversight responsibility for the City's nine departments. Prior to coming to Pleasant Grove Scott held similar positions in South Ogden, Utah and before that in Afton, Wyoming. He received a bachelor's degree in Recreation Management and master's degrees in Public Administration from Brigham Young University. He serves on numerous boards of directors and committees of professional organizations in his field.
Deon Giles has worked with the city since 1980, starting in the Parks and Recreation Department. Hired full time in 1987 working in the Parks Department, he has worked as a foreman, superintendent and currently as the Leisure Services Director.
Fire Chief Marc Sanderson directs the operations of Pleasant Grove City’s full time professional Fire Department. Marc has extensive experience in the emergency services arena. He is recognized as a leader among leaders having served in various leadership positions within Utah’s fire community, including President of the Utah County Fire Chiefs Association.
Ken Young is the Pleasant Grove City Community Development Director. His background includes 20 years in city planning and administration, with an emphasis in long-range planning. Ken’s work with several cities throughout the state has garnered recognition from Envision Utah.
J. Lynn Walker, Director of Public Works for Pleasant Grove City Since 2002, Lynn oversees the streets, water, secondary water, sewer and storm drain departments for the city. He has 46 years experience in related fields as supervisor and trainer. Lynn serves and has served on numerous boards of directors and committees for professional organizations in his field.
Christine Petersen, Tina, is currently serving as the City Attorney. She has held this position since 1998. She graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University with her Juris Doctorate and Arizona State University with a BA in History/Political Science. She has served as the President of the Utah Municipal Attorney’s Association as well as President of the Utah Municipal Prosecutor’s Association. She is also a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar.
Chief Michael Smith was raised in Pleasant Grove where he attended Grove Crest Elementary, PG Jr. High, and graduated from PG High in 1989. He is married to Brenda Smith and they have five children; 2 girls and 3 boys. He is proud of his Pleasant Grove heritage and enjoys serving the residents of Pleasant Grove.
In 1994, Chief Smith began his career with the Pleasant Grove Police Department. While employed for PGPD, he has been able to serve as a patrol officer, motor officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and now chief. In 1998, Chief Smith was selected to be a member of the newly formed Utah County Metro SWAT Team. After serving on the team for a couple of years, Chief Smith was promoted to a Team Leader and currently serves as the Forward Operations Commander on the team. Chief Smith has also served as a member of a joint criminal apprehension team with the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
Chief Smith holds an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management. In the summer of 2011, Chief Smith spent three months in Quantico Virginia where he attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy.