About Us

Historically, Ballard Utah has been a rural agricultural community located in the Uintah Basin region of Utah.  Ballard consists of a mix of residential homes, farms, ranches and vacant ground.  The area along US Highway 40 has a variety of commercial and Industrial uses along with large tracts of agricultural fields and undeveloped properties. In the past, the residents of Ballard have relied on neighboring communities for their shopping and retail needs.  There are a few commercial establishments along the highway corridor together with some light Industrial uses predominantly on the east end of the Town.


The Ute Tribal Reservation is located east of the Town and provides water to the Ballard Water System. Roosevelt City is located in Duchesne County and is adjacent to Ballard on the West Boundary of the Community. Roosevelt provides commercial services to the residents of Ballard. Roosevelt also provides Sanitary Sewer lagoons to Ballard under an inter-local agreement.  Ballard must rely on Uintah County for many of its public and educational services.


Ballard has experienced economic cycles inherent to the region.  The energy extraction industry has experienced several “boom and bust cycles” which have directly affected Ballard.


Ballard’s population has remained stable over the last 28 years.  The 2000 census showed a population of 566 people which is a slight decrease from the 1990 census.  The July 2007 estimated population of 677 represents a change of about +11.7%.  While this is statically a high value, it should be noted that this equates to an average of 6 to 8 families per year.


Mayor Bob Abercrombie

Rt. 1 Box 2853

Ballard, UT 84066

Home (435) 646-3077

Cell (435) 722-7934

E-mail: rabercrombie @ballardcity.org

Town of Ballard, Utah

Tom Nordstrom Town Council

Rt. 2 Box 2302

Ballard, UT 84066

Home (435) 722-5713

Cell (435) 790-5382




Mark Reidhead, Town Council

Rt. 1 Box 2801

Ballard, UT 84066

Home (435) 722-8416

Cell (435) 823-0716

Email: mreidhead@ballardcity.org


John Plant

Rt. 1 Box 2780 R

Ballard, UT 84066

Home (435) 725-3307

Cell (435) 219-5200

E-Mail:  JI.plant@yahoo.com


Lloyd Meacham

Rt. 1 Box 2780 R

Ballard, UT 84066

Home (435) 722-4455

E-Mail:  mmeacham@ballardcity.org