Mayor-Council Handbook
Mayor-Council Handbook
This publication reviews the responsibilities and duties to be provided by city and town elected officials in Wyoming. It can be helpful to both newly elected officials and veteran mayors and council members.
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The Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) in cooperation with the Leadership Training Services (LTS), is pleased to announce and introduce Wyoming’s municipalities to a series of new online training videos.  Over the years WAM has held training sessions at its Winter Conferences, Summer Conventions and Regional Meetings; however, it has been difficult for municipality representatives to attend these sessions based on schedules, geographic locations and ensuring city and town representatives remain at city/town halls to meet the service needs of residents and others.  After listening and talking with numerous municipal representatives and discussing what topics would be most pertinent, WAM looked for alternatives to the standard classroom setting.

Basic Responsibilities of the
Governing Body

Ethics and Conflicts
of Interest

Fundamentals of Municipal

Guidelines for the Conduct
of Elected Officials

Legal Framework for
Municipal Government

Wyoming Meeting

Wyoming Public
Record Act



The Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) is a member service organization looking for an Executive Director.  We care greatly about supporting ALL of Wyoming’s municipalities.  Our mission is to advocate for cities’ and towns’ common interests and provide educational opportunities for our members.  If you like the idea of helping communities in Wyoming become more successful, you will enjoy being a member of the WAM Team!

WAM is seeking a full time Executive Director to perform highly responsible, professional, administrative, supervisory, advisory and legislative monitoring and advocacy duties involving a wide variety of planning, coordinating and directive activities for WAM which assist, promote and facilitate improving conditions for Wyoming cities and towns.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree or post-secondary classes related to the areas of Public Administration or Business Administration. Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.  Extensive executive management background in municipal government and State legislative processes, including at least four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in public administration, law, and association management.  Must possess a valid Class C Wyoming driver’s license, be willing to travel as necessary, and be capable of being bonded.  Must live in or be willing to locate to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

As a full time employee, you will qualify for health insurance, retirement, vacation, and sick leave benefits.  The salary range for this position is $95,000.00 – $100,000.00 annually.  WAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and a resume to Earla Checchi at by December 17 , 2018 by 5:00pm.

Municipal Finance Reports

Municipal Leaders are stepping up to help provide solutions to Wyoming’s revenue shortfall. WAM, in concert with financial experts, have evaluated how Wyoming’s municipal finance framework compares to neighboring states and states with similar economics.  In the following reports, WAM identifies how Wyoming’s municipalities operate and provides reasonable recommendations for the Legislature to consider.  WAM acknowledges that funding for Local Government will only become more challenging in the coming years, and prepared these reports as a proactive resource to initiate change that will collaboratively manage Wyoming through these difficult times.