Meet the newest Rock Springs Main Street/URA board member Cheryl Confer

Meet the newest Rock Springs Main Street/URA board member Cheryl Confer

ROCK SPRINGS – At their regularly scheduled meeting on September 2, 2014, the Rock Springs City Council unanimously voted to appoint Cheryl Confer to a five-year term on the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA) Board of Directors.

Cheryl has been a member of the Rock Springs Main Street/URA’s Organization Committee since the URA’s inception and chaired the committee for the last two years. She’s worked on various URA events and programs including the Halloween Stroll, floats for the Downtown Lighted Parade, Rods & Rails and Sweetwater Blues & Brews. Cheryl also helped with the first two URA Galas.

As part of the organization committee, Cheryl has assisted in obtaining volunteers and has volunteered herself for many URA sponsored events. A Rock Springs native and a retired educator, Cheryl believes in community service and downtown redevelopment. She volunteered during the opening of the Rock Springs Museum, celebrating Rock Springs’ 100th birthday. At that time, the committee organized a working museum during the celebration with the Rock Springs traditional “Candle Lighting” at the end of the day’s events.

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Cheryl has also served on the Rock Springs Historical Museum Board and Planning & Zoning Commission.Cheryl said she looks forward to working as an active member of the Main Street/URA board and would like to focus on building more connections with URA events. “I just finished an on-line grant writing course and hope I can bring some new ideas to the URA board as well,” she added. Cheryl replaces outgoing board member Richard Leach, whose term expires this month.