Lynn Frank Pett, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, August through November 2010

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Title Lynn Frank Pett, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, August through November 2010
Alternative Title No.577 Lynn Frank Pett
Creator Pett, Lynn Frank, 1940-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Lloyd, Becky B.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-08-07; 2010-08-14; 2010-10-09; 2010-10-23; 2010-11-09; 2010-11-10; 2010-11-16; 2010-11-18
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage ; Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, ; Eureka, Juab County, Utah, United States,
Subject Pett, Lynn Frank, 1940- --Interviews; Mayors--Utah--Murray--Biography; Murray (Utah)--HIstory
Keywords UTA; Light rail; Intermountain Healthcare; Superfund; Smelter; Ken Price Ballpark; Jordan River Parkway; Golf Courses
Description Transcript (401 pages) of a series of eight interviews by Becky B. Lloyd with Lynn Frank Pett, former mayor of Murray, Utah, held from August through November, 2010
Abstract Pett (b. 1940) was born in Payson, Utah. He spent the first ten years of his life in Eureka, Utah, where his family was involved in the mining industry. The family then moved to Murray, Utah. He discusses his family, schooling and growing up years. Pett began working with the Murray Parks and Recreation Department when he was sixteen years old as a part-time, seasonal worker. Eventually he became a full-time employee of the department, and at age twenty-three (1963) was appointed as the Superintendent of the department. He continued in this position until 1988, when he was appointed as Murray City's Assistant Mayor. He was elected Mayor of Murray in 1990, serving two terms until 1998. Pett describes his tenure as park superintdent, including the development of the Ken Price Ballpark. During his time as assistant mayor, He relates what he considers to be his most significant work as assistant mayor: development of the Jordan River Parkway and golf course. Pett's time as mayor was marked by several important projects. He was a leading advocate for the light rail mass transit system planned for the Salt Lake Valley. His close relationship with the EPA was renewed when the old Murray smelter land was slated to become a Super Fund site. He tells about his negotiations with EPA officials, and the landowners of the site, to come to a mutually agreeable solution for a cleanup of the area, thus averting a Super Fund designation. He facilitated the successful acquisition of the property by Intermountain Healthcare, where they constructed a large medical campus. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Murray. They are the parents of two children. Interview is part of the Mayors Oral History Project. Interviewer: Becky B. Lloyd
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s62r593p
Topic Mayors; Utah--Murray
Setname uum_elc
ID 802618
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