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

J. David Fraser
Executive Director
Direct line 307-275-8611
David has held positions as a municipal administrator and manager in Colorado, Michigan, Kansas and Nevada. In addition, he served as the Executive Director for the Nevada League of Cities & Municipalities, and as a Board Member for the National League of Cities.
Earla Checchi
Finance Manager
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.
Justin Schilling
Member Services Manager
Direct line 307-275-8380
Justin delivers the WAM Communication Plan and suggests new ideas and mechanisms to communicate with WAM members and partners. He plans and manages WAM events and coordinates with the Leadership Training Services Board Members (LTS) to provide annual training and curriculum.

Board of Directors

Region Board Member Status Municipality Term Complete
1 Kelly Krakow Town Albin 2022
Dr. Mark Rinne City Cheyenne 2022
George Siglin At Large Lingle 2021
2 Joe Wilson Town Sundance 2021
Rene Kemper City Douglas 2021
Vacant At Large Vacant 2021
3 Ernie Beckley Town Ten Sleep 2021
Vacant City Vacant 2021
John Wetzel At Large Powell 2021
4 Bob Zent Town Shoshoni 2021
Charri Lara City Lander 2021
Chuck Snyder At Large Pavillion 2022
5 Matt Murdoch Town Pinedale 2022
Haily Morton-Levinson City Jackson 2021
Kathy Buyers At Large Star Valley Ranch 2021
6 Vacant Town Vacant 2021
Pete Rust City Green River 2021
Tracy Fowler At Large Hanna 2022
PRESIDENT Matt Hall Cody 2021
VICE PRESIDENT Carter Napier Casper 2021
WAMCAT Kathy Lenz Sundance 2021
GOSCMA Carter Napier Casper 2021

Susan Juschka

Paul Brooks