Cham­ber names lo­cal res­i­dent Collin Al­lan Cit­i­zen of the Year

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The Springville-Maple­ton Cham­ber of Com­merce is proud to an­nounce that Collin Al­lan of Maple­ton has been named its 2017 Cit­i­zen of the Year.

Collin Al­lan was born May 13, 1933, to James G. and Gwen Wil­liams Al­lan. He was born and raised in the home across the street from where he now lives. He has lived in Maple­ton all of his life with the ex­cep­tion of two years dur­ing WWII and two years on an LDS mis­sion to the Hawai­ian Is­lands. He grad­u­ated from Springville High in 1951 and was a good stu­dent and also a speaker at his grad­u­a­tion ex­er­cises. He at­tended Brigham Young Uni­ver­sity in 1951 be­fore his mis­sion. He re­turned af­ter the war and grad­u­ated from BYU with two ma­jors in ac­count­ing and math­e­mat­ics. He worked at Utah Sav­ing and Loan and later at BYU as the di­rec­tor of Tours and Con­fer­ences. He then worked for First Se­cu­rity Bank as man­ager in Springville and Span­ish Fork. Later he be­came vice pres­i­dent and su­per­vi­sor of 10 branches. He has been a mem­ber of the Provo, Springville and Span­ish Fork cham­bers of com­merce through the years.

Al­lan has served on var­i­ous boards in­clud­ing six years on the Utah State Wildlife Board. His in­ter­est in hunt­ing and fish­ing is prac­ti­cally ge­netic as the Al­lan fam­ily has been in­volved in this ac­tiv­ity for many gen­er­a­tions go­ing back to Scot­land.

Al­lan was on the Maple­ton City Coun­cil for 12 years, the Maple­ton Plan­ning Com­mis­sion for nine years and the Nebo School Dis­trict Board of Ed­u­ca­tion for 30 years.

He also served for 24 years as a trustee on the Utah High School Ac­tiv­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion board. He cur­rently serves on the board of di­rec­tors for Rock Canyon Bank.

Al­lan had only one sib­ling, Evan E. Al­lan, who was killed dur­ing WWII when his plane was hit. He mar­ried Peg­gie Bing­ham in 1957 and they will cel­e­brate their 60th wed­ding an­niver­sary in June. To­gether they have five chil­dren: Scott, Mar­ian, Clark, Leisel and Melinda. They have 17 grand­chil­dren and 16 great-grand­chil­dren.

A mem­ber of The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints, Collin has served 10 years as a bishop, 14 years as a high coun­cil­man and nine years in his stake pres­i­dency.

Last but not least, Collin man­ages his fam­ily farm.

Collin Al­lan

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