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

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.

Our Staff

Rick Kaysen
Executive Director
rkaysen@wyomuni.org
Direct line 307-275-8611
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.

Board of Directors

Region Board Member Status Municipality Term Complete
1 Kelly Krakow Town Albin 2018
Andi Summerville City Laramie 2018
George Siglin At Large Lingle 2019
2 Chris Schock Town Clearmont 2019
Bruce Jones City Douglas 2018
Roger Miller At Large Sheridan 2019
3 Tim Patrick Town Manderson 2019
Landon Greer City Cody 2019
John Wetzel At Large Powell 2018
4 Buck King Town Edgerton 2019
Holly Jibben City Riverton 2019
Charlie Powell At Large Casper 2018
5 Scott Dellinger Town Mountain View 2018
Haily Morton-Levinson City Jackson 2019
John Lynch At Large Star Valley Ranch 2019
6 Tracy Fowler Town Hanna 2019
Jim Wells City Rawlins 2019
Gary Waldner At Large Wamsutter 2018
PRESIDENT Paul Brooks Sundance 2019
WAMCAT Carol Intlekofer Cheyenne 2019
GOSCMA Carter Napier Gillette 2019
Leadership
Training
Services
Vacant
PAST PRESIDENT Susan Juschka Glendo