LYNN HAVEN - John Lynch, the longtime city manager for the City of Lynn Haven has died.
Friends say Lynch passed away peacefully this morning at Bay Medical Sacred Heart following a lengthy battle with cancer.
This week marked his 15 year anniversary as the City Manager in Lynn Haven.
Among his accomplishments, Lynch helped find a new tenant for the old Sallie Mae building , GDIT, and in the process bring 1,400 jobs to the area.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Lynch was proud of the city he called home, as you can tell from his message on the City of Lynn Haven's website
Greetings from the City Manager.
Welcome to the City of Lynn Haven. This is one of the most exciting times for achievement and progress in the City's 100 year history. Our City is vibrant with an excellent quality of life. The City is moving forward faster than ever because of a visionary City Commission, a caring and involved citizenry and a dedicated and professional City workforce.
International, national and regional businesses such as IPSO, Trane, Sallie Mae and Merrick are making Lynn Haven their corporate homes, bringing millions of dollars in investment and hundreds of new jobs.
Lynn Haven has progressive leadership through a City Commission-City Manager form of government. The City's approximately 18,493 citizens elect each of four City Commissioners and the Mayor at-large.
Lynn Haven is a City that works! Our citizens are involved. There is a unique and infectious sense of community here. They serve on a wide range of volunteer boards and committees that report to our City Commission. They coach youth and adult sports in the Lynn Haven Athletic Federation. They cruise our streets as Citizen Observer Patrols (COPS) to support the law enforcement work of the Lynn Haven Police Department. And, they volunteer at desks throughout the City government.
Lynn Haven City government provides "Customer Service Second-To-None". Honesty and integrity are the core values through which the City is prepared to continue delivering the highest level of City services to residents and businesses in the 21st Century.
Thanks for visiting the City of Lynn Haven's website. If you like what you see on our website, just wait until you visit our community.
John B. Lynch