Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Mike Fausett of Anadarko Petroleum and current chamber president as the outstanding public service award recipient for the fourth quarter. Mike, his wife Amanda and three children reside in Roosevelt where he was raised along with his five brothers and two sisters.
"My mother taught me to work hard and serve others," Fausett said. "She would keep my siblings and me busy helping elderly neighbors with yard work and other acts of service."
Mike is an Eagle Scout and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Honduras and Belize.
He replaced Jeff Duncan on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce and was a little hesitant since it was the first time serving on a board for a civic organization. He has been excited to serve as Vice President and now President of the Chamber.
Mike loves the lifestyle of small communities and thinks Vernal is the best-kept secret. He believes communities need to be diverse and an inviting place for people to live.
He is involved in the Anadarko Civic Service Committee who financially supports and provides volunteers for Special Olympics, UBIC, Trees for Charity, Boy Scouts of America, Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus, Youth Sports teams, Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo, Lane Frost Rodeo, and others.
The Public Relations Committee of the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Quarterly Outstanding Public Service Award to Mike Fausett and thank him for his continuing service to our area. Mike has been transferred to Casper, Wyoming and he will be missed as a contributor to our community.