Legislative Panel Discussion, Social Event Set

Legislative Panel Discussion, Social Event Set

Wyoming State Capitol. Wyoming Legislature website photo

ROCK SPRINGS — With the 2022 legislative session just around the corner, the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce is hosting a legislative panel and social event with local legislators.

The free and public event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Broadway Theater in Rock Springs.

Those who attend will hear formally from each of the delegates, what they individually hope to accomplish at the upcoming Legislative Session, and what their thoughts are for the outcome of the collective representation, Rock Springs Chamber Director Rick Lee said. They will also have time to ask questions one on one in a social networking after the formal presentation.

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“This particular upcoming legislature will have significant impact on our state and on our community,” Lee said. “Our delegation needs to hear from their constituency what concerns they have and how we can expect our representatives to represent our interests.”

Lee said he expects to hear the legislators thoughts on how to spend the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and what they think of Governor Mark Gordon’s plan on how to distribute those funds.

“Too often, it seems, the southwest corner of the state is overlooked. We need to come together and work together to get the recognition that we need and deserve to move forward,” Lee said. “No one else will look out for us, we need to help ourselves. This will give us an opportunity to identify our greatest needs and take those identifiers to Cheyenne.”

Legislators attending the event

Chad Banks – Wyoming Representative
Fred Baldwin – Wyoming Senator
Tom James – Wyoming Senator
Marshall Burt – Wyoming Representative
Clark Stith – Wyoming Representative
John Kolb – Wyoming Senator
Mark Baker – Wyoming Representative

“This is intended to be an information meeting, to give our delegation an opportunity to get and give information to the stakeholders of our community,” Lee said.

Anyone can attend the event, but the Chamber is asking residents to register so they have an idea of how many people plan to be there. To register simply visit the Chamber’s website. Once on the website, scroll down to “Legislative Panel and Social” and click on “Register”. Please call the Chamber at  307-362-3771 for assistance or questions.