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Municipal Finance Report

Because of the obvious effects the economic downturn will have on the fiscal programs of Wyoming’s cities and towns, and because of the many discussions and decisions from the 2016 Legislative Budget Session the WAM embarked on a collaborative endeavor to review, analyze, and develop recommendations related to municipal finance in Wyoming.  WAM members formed a Municipal Finance Task Force with a charge to review current State-to-Municipal funding mechanisms, examine sources of available municipal revenue, consider typical and mandated municipal expenses, evaluate other national municipal funding models, and prepare reasonable recommendations for presentation to the Governor and Legislature.   WAM acknowledges that funding for Local Government will only become more challenging in the coming years, and prepared this report as a proactive resource to initiate change that will collaboratively manage Wyoming through these difficult times.


We’ve Got It Covered

The Wyoming Association of Municipalities Joint Powers Insurance Coverage (WAM-JPIC) was formed in 1985.   This self-insured pool of members gives municipalities and joint powers boards the opportunity to control the cost of their health insurance by helping to keep claims costs low.  The claims are managed through a reputable and competitive third-party administrator.  WAM-JPIC coverage includes preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, vision, dental, and life insurance.  The WAM-JPIC Insurance program is governed by a joint powers board.

For more information, contact WAM’s Finance Manager Earla Checchi, or 307-632-0398.