Mayor Roy E. Anderson
Roy was raised in Montana and attended Montana State University. Here he met his wife, Sandi, while earning a degree in engineering and a commission in the US Air Force. During his four‐and‐a‐half years of service to our nation, Roy also attended night school to earn a master’s degree in computer science.
Pursuing a career in the computer industry, Roy and Sandi briefly lived in Kansas and California before settling down to raise four children in Fort Collins, Colorado. After 35 years on the Front Range, Roy and Sandi both realized their dream of retiring to Colorado's Western Slope, choosing Montrose for its beauty, size, climate and the friendliness of its citizens. During his software engineering and marketing career with Hewlett Packard, Roy frequently traveled to numerous countries in Asia and Europe, and while many of these countries are known for their beauty and the warmth of their people, no place quite compares with western Colorado!
Since retiring from HP, Roy has managed his own marketing consulting company experiencing some of the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship and business management, while providing opportunities to work with both small businesses and global corporations. The best part is being able to work from Montrose thanks to a robust communications infrastructure and global connections through the Montrose Regional Airport.
On January 1, 2015, Roy was appointed to the Planning Commission, learning firsthand the operations of Montrose municipal government. Roy is currently serving as secretary of the Otter Pond Home Owners Association, volunteers at the Downtown Visitor Center, and is an active member of St. Mary's Parish.