Council Members

The Anderson City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the City Council Chambers on the Third Floor of City Hall located at the corner of Howard and Silver Streets. 
For additional information contact the City Clerk's Office at (530) 378-6646


Mike G.-15Mayor, Mike Gallagher

Mike has lived in the North State his entire life. Born and raised in Los Molinas, he moved to Redding in 1986. In 2013 he and his wife DeAnna moved to Anderson.

Mike worked in the HVAC Industry for over 13 years, owned and operated a metal roofing company and with DeAnna, co-founded the Manter House, a community center focused on "at risk" members of our community.

Mike was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2014 and had the privilege of chairing the commission prior to his appointment to the Council. Mike is proud to call Anderson home. He sees a very bright future for our City and counts it a great honor to represent the wonderful people who call our City home.

Contact information: 
530-524-1125 or

AndersonCityCouncil-6FVice Mayor, Stan Neutze

Stan Neutze was elected to the Anderson City Council on January 15, 2019.  Stan's parents owned a small business in Anderson for 25 years and Stan has made Anderson his home since 1958.  Both Stan and his children are graduates of Anderson Union High School. Stan also graduated from Shasta College and Chico State and worked at two local mills while attending college.  

Stan holds a BS in Industrial Administration, a Master of Arts in Management and Human Relations, a Masters in Military Science, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Stan served in the US Army for twenty years, retiring as a Major, and is a Gulf War Veteran (1990-1991). Stan coached Anderson Youth Football and served on the Football Board for eight years.  Stan is also; a member of the Anderson VFW; the Chairman for the VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essay contests; the Chairman for the Memorial Day Service at the Anderson Cemetery; and the VFW representative for a  local Cub Scout Pack.

Stan has taught Concealed Carry Classes since 1994 as a Certified NRA Instructor and serves as the Usher Coordinator at his Church.  Stan has worked for a Mortgage Bank and currently has a private commercial mortgage brokerage.  Additionally, Stan served on the South County School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for five years and is a member of the Shasta County Sportsman's Association.

Stan says, "Public Safety, City Utilities, and Business Development will be my Priorities.  I will always do what I think is best for the citizens of Anderson."

Contact Information: (530) 378-6646 or



AndersonCityCouncil-32FCouncilmember, Melissa Hunt

Melissa Hunt was born in Redding and lived here in Shasta County through her graduation from Shasta Christian Academy in Anderson in 1983. Melissa moved to Los Angeles to obtain her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and taught for two years before moving back to the north state.

She pursued further education at Simpson University where she received her California Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials in 1992 and her Master's of Arts Degree in Education in 1993. She taught 4th grade at Country Christian School in Redding for 9 years. For more experience in the business field, Melissa left the classroom to work at and soon manage Curves in Anderson from '04 to '08. Along with the members and staff at Curves, she was instrumental and headed up many fundraising events including food for Anderson Cottonwood Christian Assistance and holiday gifts for Toys from the Heart. In 2005-2006 Melissa also served on the Federal Grand Jury for sixteen months in Sacramento. 

With the creation of "Melissa On The Roof," Melissa has raised funds for local non-profits like Women's Refuge, CASA, and Plus One Mentors.  She now spends her time organizing events and activities for seniors.  Melissa is excited to be on the ground floor of the growth that she believes Anderson is on the verge of experiencing. She wants the growth to be growth that will make Anderson a well-rounded community and a force to be reckoned with in the business arena.

Contact Information: (530) 378-6646 or


AndersonCityCouncil-12FCouncilmember,  Susie Baugh

Susie Baugh is an Anderson native, an Anderson High School graduate, and for the past 37 years has lived in one of the cities’ most historic homes.  A small business owner, she has been very active in assorted school committees, was the vice-chair while on the Anderson Planning Commission (January 2009 – December 2012), and a member of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce. 

Susie is co-founder of the Anderson Community Garden which supplies tens of thousands of pounds of fresh produce to food banks, seniors and those in need throughout the South County at no cost.  She currently serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries at Anderson Community Church, and is a mentor for junior and senior high school girls. 

Susie feels very blessed to be able to live in a community that has so much potential, has a great management staff, police department, and a top notch support team.  Looking forward is the potential for growth to our city with new and exciting businesses both large and small.  Public safety and a clean community are priorities for our city.  We want to be seen as a great place to live work, and play! 

Contact Information:  (530) 524-2079 or 


Dan_Gallier_NewCouncilmember,  Dan Gallier

Dan Gallier is originally from Virginia but has lived in California for most of his life. Dan has 23 years of experience in the grocery business and moved to Anderson in 2017 to open a Grocery Store which he currently still owns and operates today. Dan quickly fell in love with the small town feel and family friendly activities that Anderson has to offer and has been an active part of the community ever since. Dan and His Wife Ashley both participate in many of the City's family events such as the Food Truck or Treat and Christmas Parade, as well as many local fundraisers that are put on every year. 

Before being elected to City Council in 2023 Dan served as Chairman of the Planning Commission for the City of Anderson and was on the Board of Directors for the Shasta County Economic Development Corporation. Currently Dan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Anderson Community and Economic Development Corporation.

Dan is thankful to be part of such an amazing City. Dan's focus is on Public Safety, encouraging the creation of more family friendly activities for everyone and he is excited to do his part to leave this city better than he found it for the next generation.

Contact Information: (530) 638-2865 or