Council Messages - Murray Journal Articles 

February 2023

Murray Journal - Pam Cotter - District #2

I have just finished my first full year on the Murray City Council. I have learned and done so much in that time. With that being said, I would like to share my “Reflections on 2022.”


For many years I have used my calendars as a journal, that way I know what I have accomplished and what I still need to work on.  As I look through my first year’s calendar of being on the Murray City Council, I now know why this year went by so quickly. The first few months I met with city department heads so I could learn what they and their departments do for our City. I learned a tremendous amount about the inner workings of our city and also how Murray City is involved with groups like the ULCT (Utah League of Cities and Towns), UAMPS (Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems), APPA (American Public Power Association) and IPA (Intermountain Power Agency).


Murray City is in great hands with so many wonderful people that give their time to volunteer whenever they see a need. I have been given the opportunity to work with the Murray Area Chamber of Commerce where I have attended ribbon cutting ceremonies and met with various different business owners. I have also been lucky enough to work with a few of those business owners in a charity event known as the Haunted Woods.


When some of our outstanding employees have retired or have been promoted to different ranks in their various departments, it has been a great pleasure for me to be able to attend and say, “Thank you for your time and service to our City” or “Congratulations on progressing in your career with the City.”


The time to say, “Good-Bye” to the old city hall is swiftly approaching. It is a bitter-sweet Good-Bye to this building which has given us service long beyond its intended years!  We are all looking forward to moving into our new city hall which is nearing completion. If you haven’t seen it, please drive by and take a look. It will be so nice to have a safe, modern building when it is completed.


I will always make time for the citizens of Murray. That is what I said on the campaign trail and I will always stand by that. I am always available for conversations, texts, and emails from those who work or live in Murray.


I’m looking forward to another busy year, with each day being a new adventure.


Thank you for choosing Murray City to work, to live, to play or to open a business here.


We welcome you with open arms and wish you all a successful 2023