Pete Rust started his service as Mayor in January of 2015.
Pete was born in Johannesburg, South Africa April 27, 1949 a modern city of approximately 4.5 million people. He lived in London, England, Toronto, Canada, Washington D.C./Arlington, Virginia, the San Francisco Bay area and Riverside in Southern California and Chico in Northern California prior to serving in the United States Army, mostly overseas in Frankfurt Germany.
He came to Wyoming in 1980 after graduating from California State University, Chico in 1980 with a degree in Political Science (Pre-Law). He worked as a ranger for the U.S Forest service and was stationed at Big Firehole Campground for a year where he was involved with fighting wildfires, law enforcement and other duties.
He was employed for eleven years as the Sweetwater County Land Use Director (Zoning/Subdivision Law enforcement/Planning), during which time he completed and received a Master's Degree in Public Administration, four years with the State of Wyoming as an OSHA Health and Safety Compliance Inspector/Investigator for six counties in Southwest, WY.
Pete was later employed by Sweetwater County School District #1 as their Transportation Director for seventeen years before retiring in February of 2015.
Over the years he served on the Sweetwater County Land Use Advisory Committee, The Sweetwater County School District #2 ISEE Task Force (I Seek Excellence in Education), Green River Board of Adjustments, Green River Planning and Zoning Commission, the Sweetwater County P.A.C (Prevention Advisory Council), and for eight years on the Green River City Council (served as President or Chairman of all of these groups for multiple years.)
Pete is married to Shelley who was born and raised in Green River for twenty-nine years. They have two great sons, Ryan who has a B.A. in Political Science from U.WY and is currently working on his Master’s Degree and is currently employed as the Director of the Young At Heart Senior Center in Rock Springs and Dylan who is majoring in Molecular Biology (Pre Med) at UWY. He loves sports, currently, weightlifting, racquetball and tennis. Pete loves the outdoors hiking and fishing.
"I have been honored to serve as Mayor since January 2015." Pete Rust