WAM Training Near You

Mark your calendars! WAM is coming to provide two great training opportunities in your region this spring. Partnering with Community Builders Inc. (CBI) WAM is coming to you to provide municipal managers an entry level supervisory training session.  WAM will also be taking its Government Operations workshops on the road that teach the fundamentals of municipal government.  This session is great for newly elected officials or a great refresher for those seasoned leaders.  More information coming soon!

Legislative Updates

One of WAM’s main objective is advocating for Wyoming’s cities and towns. WAM represents ‘one-voice’ to forward legislation beneficial to members and to oppose legislation that is detrimental to municipal interests.

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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.

Insurance? 

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 over 67 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 other standard optional items.  The WAM-JPIC Insurance program is governed by a joint powers board.

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