ROCK SPRINGS — Zach Guier was officially appointed to the Western Wyoming Community College Board of Trustees at tonight’s meeting. Directly after his appointment, Guier took his oath of office and his seat at the table.
Guier was appointed to fill the vacant position left open by Carla Hester-Croff, who resigned from the board on May 26. Hester-Croff arrived at a board retreat on May 25 that was scheduled for all board members and handed the board her letter of resignation.
According to Board Chair Regina Clark, the board interviewed the candidates on June 15 at a special meeting. Clark said Guier’s appointment is through November of 2022. After that, he can choose to seek election for his position on the board.
In Guier’s letter to the board, he stated doesn’t have extensive board experience, however he has served on Western Wyoming Beverages (WWB) board of directors, a board at his church, and he has coached little league baseball.
“I believe that I would provide value as a board member and am interesting in serving my community in this capacity,” Guier’s letter states.
“Southwestern Wyoming has and will continue to face significant challenges and now more than ever we need visionary leaders to step up and map a path forward that includes diverse solutions beyond merely the answers and patterns of the past,” Guier stated. “If I could be even a small part of mapping such a path forward and helping facilitate the development of others to create a better Wyoming, I would be honored.”
Guier was born in Rock Springs, grew up in Green River and LaBarge before he attended the University of Wyoming where he received a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a JD from the College of Law. Guier was admitted to the Wyoming State Bar in 2013; however, he joined the team at WWB in Rock Springs. He currently serves as the vice president of operations and Administration at WWB.