Leadership Wyoming visited Cheyenne last week and was exposed to the Capitol’s western roots and the local legislative hustle.
The 17th Annual Leadership Wyoming class participated in the government and community events last week. During the visit they went to the Supreme Court, witnessed a Cheyenne Frontier Days panel at the CFD Old West Museum and they were even introduced at the Legislature.
“We are honored to be here in Cheyenne and get to show the class the work of the legislature
and many great things happening in Cheyenne. Given that we have spent time in coal mines, trona
mines, and touring schools of all types around the state, the class really has an up-close view of just how hard the decisions are facing the legislature” -Executive Director Mandy Fabel
Forty four Leadership Wyoming participants come from all across the state and participate in this annually as a part of the eight month program. It helps to further educate business professionals and community members with first-hand experiences.
The program used to be operated by long-standing founder, Bill Schilling. The program is now under a new executive director, Mandy Fabel, who was hired in November of 2017.
“I am so honored to accept the position of executive director of Leadership Wyoming,” Fabel said. “I am deeply committed to Wyoming and deeply committed to the success of the Leadership Wyoming program alongside the Wyoming Heritage Foundation. I believe Leadership Wyoming offers tremendous value for each of the participants in the program and the state as a whole. I am very much looking forward to connecting with the current class and the 700+ alumni across the state to continue to build the Leadership Wyoming program into the future.”
Applications for the next class of Leadership Wyoming are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is in April 2018. Participate in the local Leadership Cheyenne class, applications release in May of 2018 and are due in June of 2018.