Two events are taking place in Northwest Wyoming that you should be aware of:
August 2-3: the Wyoming Legislature’s Revenue Committee will be meeting for a scheduled session at Days Inn in Thermopolis. The topic is the state’s budget for the next two years. The Legislative Services Office in Cheyenne confirm this session is open to the public. After each topic the committee is considering, they open it up to public comment and input before going on to the next topic.
The committee is deciding how to trim the state budget in light of an expected $300M shortfall. We encourage you to be there to listen and comment.
July 27-28: The ENDOW Executive Council is scheduled to meet in Cody. (ENDOW: Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming). For those interested in attending, the meeting will take place in the Cody Auditorium. The Council will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 27th. Then from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on July 28th. Please see agenda ATTACHED HERE for public comment times. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be live broadcast on the ENDOW Facebook page. > – https://www.facebook.com/ENDOWyo.
This special Governor’s Council is investigating barriers to economic diversification, including:
- Broadband and Cell Service
- Access to Capital
- Develop the Entrepreneur Ecosystem
- Air Service
- Community Amenities
Discussion will center around the above-identified barriers that the Council sees as critical to address in the short-term in order to realize mid- and long-term economic diversification objectives. They hope to define the problem by asking the following questions: Are there market, legal/regulatory, infrastructure, technology, or behavioral/educational challenges?
We encourage the public to attend, listen, and provide input to these important discussions.