Lynn Pett, a 40-year resident of Murray with many years of involvement as a civic and political leader, has announced his candidacy for mayor of Murray.

Pett, 48, recently retired from government service after six years as executive assistant to the mayor and dedicating more than 25 years to parks administration.Among his accomplishments, Pett lists developing the Murray swimming pool; establishing several neighborhood parks; developing additions to larger parks such as Jordan River Parkway, Murray Park and Grant Park; and working on the development of Ken Price Ball Park.

In addition, Pett served as Murray's emergency management director in 1983-87 and was responsible for all flood-related programs.

Pett has received numerous awards, including the Murray Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award and recognition from the Boys and Girls Club in 1988 as "Murray's Leading Citizen."

Pett began his career in 1958 and has worked under five Murray mayors and two commissioners. He has also served on the Murray Community Education Program, the University of Utah Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, the Murray Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board and the Murray United Way Board. Recently, he was appointed to the Salt Lake County Golf Course Advisory Board.