Our Mission

The Wyoming Association of Municipalities mission is to
advocate for cities’ and towns’ common interests and provide educational opportunities for WAM members.

Download WAM’s Bylaws Here

Board of Directors

Region Board Member Status Municipality Term Complete

1Kelly KrakowTownAlbin2018Andi SummervilleCityLaramie2018George SiglinAt LargeLingle2019

2Chris SchockTownClearmont2019Bruce JonesCityDouglas2018Roger MillerAt LargeSheridan2019

3Tim PatrickTownManderson2017Landon GreerCityCody2019John WetzelAt LargePowell2018

4Buck KingTownEdgerton2017Lee MartinezCityRiverton2017Charlie PowellAt LargeCasper2018

5Scott DellingerTownMountain View2018Haily Morton-LevinsonCityJackson2017John LynchAt LargeStar Valley Ranch2019

6Tracy FowlerTownHanna2017Pete RustCityGreen River2017Gary WaldnerAt LargeWamsutter2018

PRESIDENTPaul Brooks Sundance2017WAMCATCarol Intlekofer Cheyenne2017GOSCMACarter Napier Gillette2017Leadership
Training
ServicesRandy Adams TorringtonEXPIREDPAST PRESIDENTJim Wells Rawlins PAST PRESIDENTSusan Juschka Glendo

Our Staff

Rick Kaysen
Interim Executive Director
rkaysen@wyomuni.org
Rick provides Stability and Experience. He brings institutional knowledge of municipal matters, proven leadership and trusting relationships, a keen awareness and understanding of the state’s fiscal condition. Rick will continue the vision and voice to ensure Wyoming’s hometowns remain vibrant and strong.
Laurie Heath
Deputy Director
lheath@wyomuni.org
Direct line 307-275-8118
Laurie adds Organization and Vision. Using years of project management and Wyoming regulatory experience, she guides legislative and association tasks with a thoughtful vision. She provides support for legislation advocacy, organizes WAM’s external message, and assists the association’s management.
Katie Waldner
Members Service Manager
kwaldner@wyomuni.org
Direct line 307-275-8380
Katie brings Communication and Creativity. She add imaginative sparkle to WAM’s members through communication and education programs. She also organizes incredible events that provide networking and training opportunities. Growing up in Saratoga, she has a soft spot for small town's municipal government.
Earla Checchi
Finance Manager
checchi@wyomuni.org
Direct line 307-275-8376
Earla delivers Numbers and Human Resource. As WAM’s Finance Manager, she oversees finances for WAM, WAM-JPIC, and other partnership programs. Additionally, she manages all human resource functions to ensure WAM is compliant with state and federal rules.

WAM History

After operating in several organizational forms since 1928, the Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) was incorporated in 1967 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing and serving Wyoming’s cities and towns. Every Wyoming citizen relies on quality services and facilities provided by cities and towns.  This is especially true for 69 percent of the population lives in a municipality.

WAM is currently governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, council members, a representative from Great Open Spaces City Management Association (GOSCMA), a representative from Wyoming Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers (WAMCAT) and a representative from Leadership Training Services (LTS) who are elected by their peers to represent Wyoming Local Governments.

Our Objectives

Advocate for Wyoming’s cities’ and towns’ municipal interests regarding both state and federal legislation.

Provide Training Opportunities to municipal officials and staff through the Local Government Leadership Program, which assists Wyoming Communities with fundamental training.

Communicate all things related to municipal governance, training, outreach and advocacy. Contact WAM to discover all the ways it keeps its members and stakeholders informed!

These objectives in large part are met by the hard work and dedication of members of the various WAM Committees.