Meet Dirk

Dirk Anderson, Public Servant

Dirk Anderson is service-minded and people-centered.  His public service of over 20 years has mostly been in government budgets, policy, and leadership at the state and local levels.
As a fiscal and moral conservative, Dirk applies data-driven public policy methods–properly balanced with practical and fiscal considerations–to creatively develop common sense solutions to our most pressing issues.
He believes that the best government is the least government, and that the best government solutions are those solutions created and applied closest in proximity to the people they serve. Dirk knows that America’s and Cache County’s greatest strengths are our people’s hard work, perseverance, and ingenuity.

EXPERIENCE

Over the past two years as the Cache County Chief Deputy County Executive, I have served as supervisor over several department directors, reviewed departmental budgets, worked on a daily basis with the Finance Department Director on numerous issues, served as the Interim Director of the Development Services Department for one year, reviewed legislative proposals, represented the County Executive in numerous meetings, worked closely with city managers throughout the county, reviewed proposed and finalized audits, and represented the Executive Branch in numerous legislative meetings.

GOVERNMENT

Dirk has over 15 years in state and local-level budgeting and finance positions of increasing responsibility under four governors in California (including Davis and Schwarzenegger), Utah (Huntsman), and Alaska (Parnell), for the Provo City Municipal Council, and in Cache County. While serving in these positions, in addition to becoming intimately familiar with government accounting through examining, building, and overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, He regularly reviewed and responded to audits within my budgets from both the legislative and the executive side of government.

SERVICE

From 2012 to March 2022, Dirk taught fifth grade here in Cache County and had the privilege of teaching U.S. Government & History. This is when he began carrying a Constitution with him every single day. He and his wife also served the community as foster parents during this time, eventually adopting their son. He received his PhD in Leadership in December 2021.

BACKGROUND

After being raised in the rural midwest and serving a two-year church mission to Las Vegas, Nevada, Dirk completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Public Policy from Brigham Young University in 1996 and moved with his wife, Rory, and first two children to be closer to her family in northern California.

What People are Saying About Dirk

“I’ve known Dirk for nearly twenty years. He and his family are neighbors. Over the years I have had the opportunity to get well acquainted with Dirk and his family. I have observed over the years that when he has a job or task to complete, he is very determined to complete his project in the proper manner and in a timely fashion. I’ve discussed his employment in different government organizations and know that he is highly qualified and respected. As I have associated with Dirk and his family over the years, I know that he is well liked by both adults and youth. He’s also a very good family man and has helped raise wonderful children. He spends a great deal of time with each child, and they are respectful of him. I know that if he is chosen as the Cache County Auditor, he would be very efficient and highly respected by those he serves.”

Wayne D. Smithfield

“Dirk is a man with integrity and values. He strives for excellence in all that he does. Dirk loves God and his country and believes in protecting the freedoms the Founding Fathers insisted upon. He believes in protecting the family unit, has a positive and uplifting attitude and is a great example to those around him.”

Kristin F Logan

“Dirk Anderson will bring positive change and efficiency to our county’s financial management. Wholeheartedly endorsing him for his dedication and transparency.”

Chad A. North Logan

“Dirk Anderson is one of the finest human beings I know because at his core he's a servant leader. Dirk is always focused outwardly, doing all he can to make a positive impact wherever or on whoever he is serving. I have never seen Dirk inwardly focused on his own accolades or agendas. In my mind he is part of a dying breed in politics, the True Public Servant. If you couple Dirk’s servant heart with his passion for our community and our country, and then throw in his years of experience, you have the perfect person to serve as our County Auditor.”

Steve S. Providence

“I can’t think of a better man to be our County Auditor!”

Barbara B. Nibley

“Dirk Anderson has been a true and loyal friend and co-worker. He cares and supports those around him with genuine team building. Dirk is devoted to public service and making the government systems function with efficiency for the greater good. Dirk has years of experience with government agencies and has made each role his priority. He finds solutions quickly for a better workplace.”

Sara D. Richmond

“Dirk is a team player. I have known Dirk for many years and he understands that business involves people with real lives; however, I have also seen Dirk consistently stand up for what is correct and right. Dirk is honest and committed to principles of integrity. I have witnessed Dirk on a personal level and professional level for many years and I have always seen Dirk maintain the highest level of integrity while at the same time being kind and friendly. Accuracy matters to Dirk and he is great at addressing the small details. Additionally, Dirk is approachable. Having someone in the Auditor's office who is full of integrity, personable, approachable, and committed to small details is a winning solution for Cache County.”

Adam B. Petersboro

“I have known Dirk most of his life. He is and has always been honest, dedicated, and considerate of others.”

Bud B. Nibley

“Dirk is simply the best. Knowledgeable, positive, caring, and thorough, Dirk is the leader Cache County needs. He's the right choice and ready to serve!”

Nathan C. Nibley

“I’ve known Dirk for over a decade and worked closely with him. Dirk is hardworking, dependable, analytical, and personable. His work ethic is evident in the effort he puts into every task and the quality of his work is excellent. He is an outstanding candidate and I wholeheartedly endorse him.”

Stephani B. Hyde Park

“Dirk has the unique ability to combine intelligence, pragmatism, and compassion into all he does. He is highly intelligent and sees the big picture, but he never forgets that his ultimate role is to serve and help individuals under his purview. I feel completely confident that, in this position, Dirk will always do what is right, and his leadership will positively impact Cache County for years to come.”

Katy A. Smithfield

“Dirk has an exceptional talent for staying in touch with the community, demonstrating a deep understanding of what matters most to the people. If you are in the room with him you can’t help but feel his kindness and positive energy! He has consistently gone out of his way to educate and assist me with my county-related issues. The way he involves his team to resolve matters efficiently and effectively is impressive. Dirk is one of the smartest and detail-oriented individuals I know. His personal commitment to helping individuals like myself, coupled with his dedication to make a real difference in our community, has inspired me over the years. He showcases the exceptional qualities of a leader who genuinely cares about his community.”

Christian T. Hyrum

“Dirk has my vote. He has a balance of resolve coupled with positivity and strength with optimism. He has a clear vision of what government should be and how to make meaningful gains to make a difference. Dirk cares about the way constituents experience our local government and public programs, and he has the drive to make it better. He is equipped with wisdom that comes from decades of relevant experience and is guided by high moral character. When a person like Dirk is willing to run for office, we need to support him with our vote. Thank you for running Dirk!”

Bryant W Mendon

“Dirk helped coach my son’s baseball team. His attention to detail and dedication to the team and my son impressed me. Dirk is an all around good guy. He genuinely cares about people as individuals and wants them to succeed. He would make a great county auditor! “

Wyatt C. Cove

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