...Council Member - Rodney OrtonCouncil Member Rodney Ortonrodorton@sgcity.org Rodney K. Orton
was appointed by Mayor McArthur to the City Council in January of 1999.
...Rodney has served as Council Representative to the Public Works Department, Airport Board, Board of Adjustment, and Washington County Economic Board.He is currently Council Representative to the Leisure Services Department and sits on the Washington County Interlocal Agency Board. Rodney was born in Panquitch, Utah and was raised in Cedar City where he attended Southern Utah State University as a business major.He
brothers, Sterling and Raymond, bought out their Father's
small grocery business known as Lin's Marketplace in 1982, turning it into a 60-million dollar per year company employing over 500 Southern Utah residents.The Orton's sold Lin's Marketplace to Associated Foods
in 1999.Rodney remained as the President and CEO until 2001. Rodney is a 32-year resident of St. George and has served in a variety of leadership positions in the community.He was President of the Spirit of Dixie Committee, Chairman of the Bloomington Community Council 1994-95, and Chairman of the St. George Lions Dixie Round-up and Dixie Downs Race Meet.He served as Vice-Chair on the Associated Foods Board of Directors in Salt Lake City.Rodney currently serves as Vice-Chairman of Dixie Regional Medical Center's Governing Board, Board Member of Village Bank, and was appointed by Governor Leavitt to the Judicial Conduct Commission where he is serving as Vice-Chairman.He
also owns and operates a family property management company.
Because of his
business background, Councilman Orton hopes to return his
success through service back to the community.He
is confident in the Mayor, City Council Members and the City Staff and looks forward to his
civic duties. Rodney
is married to Michelle Adams Orton from Washington, Utah and has seven children.