Jun 2, 2017 - From staff reportsLeadership Fremont County celebrated 15 graduates on Friday at the Museum of the American West in Lander.
The Fremont County residents have successfully completed the nine-month development program to cultivate their skills, understand challenges and opportunities in Fremont County, and forge a stronger professional network within the community.
Leadership Fremont County 2016-17 Graduatesare Casey Andrews, Karla Borders, Tara Carr, Patrick Edwards, Ryan Engle, Kelly Hughes, Martin Kenison, Jennifer Lamb, Kirsten Martel, Brian Russell, Kimberly Shelley, Cara Siebigteroth, Christa Stream, Marvene Thunder, and Manuela Twitchell.
LFC graduates, alumni, board members, friends, and family will attend the celebration featuring keynote speaker Riverton Public Works Director Kyle Butterfield and dinner by the Wyoming Catholic College.
LFC President Lorre Hoffman said "we're proud of the efforts these individuals have shown. They are excellent examples of leaders in Fremont County."
Riverton City Council President Mike Bailey will receive the 2017 Leadership Award. The class worked together to select Bailey. A statement drafted by Tara Carr and Patrick Edwards on behalf of the graduating class said that "Mike is the kind of leader that can't be replaced. He has quietly mentored and supported many people in Fremont County."
"He does not seek accolades for being charitable but instead works behind the scenes to make a positive impact," they said.
The Leadership Fremont County program was founded in 2003 by a joint steering committee comprised of representatives from the Riverton Chamber of Commerce, Lander Chamber of Commerce, Wind River Indian Reservation, Dubois Community Project, City of Riverton, City of Lander, NOLS, and Central Wyoming College. The purpose of the program is to introduce and orient established and prospective leaders to the great community of Fremont County, identify individuals who have displayed a strong tendency toward civic involvement, and assist them in developing their potential to become community leaders. The program is open to all Fremont County, Wyoming residents.
For more information, visit http://landerchamber.org/leadership-fremont-county/or contact LFC President Lorre Hoffman, 335-3848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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