Mayor Pete Rust

Mayor RustPete Rust started his service as Mayor January of 2015.

Pete was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 27, 1949. He's lived in London, England; Toronto, Canada; Washington D.C., Arlington, Virginia; the San Francisco Bay area; Riverside, California; and Chico, 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 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 11 years as the Sweetwater County Land Use Director (Zoning/Subdivision Law enforcement/Planning), during which time he completed a Master's Degree in Public Administration. He worked for 4 years with the State of Wyoming as an OSHA Health and Safety Compliance Inspector/Investigator for six counties in Southwest, Wyoming.

Pete was later employed by Sweetwater County School District #1 as their Transportation Director for 17 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 Number 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).  He served 8 years on the Green River City Council.

Pete is married to Shelley who was born and raised in Green River. They have two sons. Ryan who has a B.A. in Political Science from U.WY and a Master's Degree in Public Administration. Ryan the Director of the Young At Heart Senior Center in Rock Springs.  Dylan who is attending Columbia University as a Medical School student. 

Pete loves the outdoors and sports. You can often find him playing pickleball at the Green River Recreation Center, and at track and field events.  He enjoys hiking and fishing in our beautiful state.