Legislative Forum Schedule Announced

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee will host its annual Legislative Forum in Sheridan starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Sheridan County Commissioners Board Room at the Sheridan County Courthouse, 224 S. Main St., Sheridan.

The Legislative Forum provides an opportunity for businesses, organizations, and individuals to bring topics before a panel of local state legislators prior to the next session of the Wyoming State legislature. The state’s 85th Legislative Session will convene on Feb. 12, 2018.

Legislators expected to be present include Sen. Bruce Burns (Senate District 21), Sen. Dave Kinskey (Senate District 22), Rep. Bo Biteman (House District 51), Rep. Mark Kinner (House District 29), Rep. Mark Jennings (House District 30) and Rep. Mike Madden (House District 40). The forum is open to the public.

The forum’s schedule of events:

8:00am – 8:15am
Child Development Center – Region 2
Child Development Center Top 10
Marsha Riley

8:15am – 8:30am
Sheridan County Library
Library Issues in General – Statewide Library Issues
Cameron Duff

8:30am – 8:45am
Sheridan County Health
Update on Progress of Sheridan Health Center
Wendy Ongaro

8:45am – 9:00am
Sheridan County School District #1
School Funding Update
Marty Kobza

9:00am – 9:15am
Sheridan County Conservation District
Sheridan County Conservation District Update
Carrie Rogaczewski

9:15am – 9:30am
Downtown Sheridan Association
Downtown Sheridan Association Update
Zoila Perry

9:30am – 9:45am
Advanced Communications Technology (ACT)
Broadband Expansion in the State of Wyoming
Aaron Sopko

9:45am – 10:00am
Forward Sheridan
Forward Sheridan Update
Jay Stender

10:00am – 10:15am Break

10:15am – 10:30am
Sheridan County
Sheridan County Update
Steve Maier

10:30am – 10:45am
Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Update &Introductions
Julie Greer

10:45am – 11:00am
Clay Pot Counseling
Healthcare and Education Issues and LGBT Issues
Dawn Sopron

11:00am – 11:15am
Council for the Bighorn Range
Public Lands
Rob Davidson

11:15am – 11:30am
Sheridan College
Community College Update
Dr. Paul Young

11:30am – 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm – 1:00pm
Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Sheridan Memorial Hospital Update
Mike McCafferty

1:00pm – 1:15pm
Sheridan County School District #3
Recalibration
Charles Auzqui

1:15pm – 1:30pm
Volunteers of America Northern Rockies
Substance Abuse and Corrections State Funding
Heath Steel

1:30pm – 1:45pm
Town of Clearmont
Update on Town of Clearmont – Direct Distribution
Mayor Chris Schock

1:45pm – 2:00pm
Center for a Vital Community
Kindness Wyoming
Ken Thorpe/Amy Albrecht

2:00pm – 2:15pm
Wyoming State Advisory Board
Wyoming State Fair
Michelle Butler

2:15pm – 2:30pm
Tongue River Joint Powers Board
Natural Gas Pipeline
Mayor Peter Clark

2:30pm – 2:45pm
City of Sheridan
City of Sheridan Update
Mayor Roger Miller

2:45pm – 3:00pm
Sheridan County Municipalities
Supplemental Spending From the State
Sheridan County Mayors

3:00pm – 3:15pm Break

3:15pm – 3:30pm
Dr. Laurie Nichols – UW President
UW Strategic Planning & UW Budget
Dr. Laurie Nichols

3:30pm – 3:45pm
Sheridan Travel & Tourism
Annual Tourism Update
Shawn Parker

3:45pm – 4:00pm
Critical Air Service Team (CAST)
Air Service Update
Shawn Parker

4:00pm – 4:15pm
The Darby Pledge/Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Funding
Tamy Green

4:15pm – 4:30pm
The Hub on Smith (Sheridan Senior Center)
Report on The Hub on Smith
Carmen Rideout

4:30pm – 4:45pm
Wyoming Girls School
Update on Wyoming Girls School
Chris Jones

4:45pm – 5:00pm
Wyoming Craft Brewer’s Guild
Penny Tax on Alcohol
Tim Barnes

5:00pm – 5:15pm
Bighorn National Forest/WYDOT
Update on Lodge Connector Trail
Amy Ormseth/Scott Taylor

5:15pm – 5:30pm
Prevention Management Organization
Substance Abuse Prevention in Wyoming
Tauna Groomsmith/Keith Hotle

5:30pm – 5:45pm
Big Horn Homebuilders
State Statutes re: Building Permits & Fees
Ron Patterson

For more information, contact the Chamber at 672-2485.

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