Wyoming Arts Council

Building the Wyoming We Want

From the office of Governor Freudenthal:

We have arrived at a unique point in time in Wyoming. Our economy continues to surge ahead, unemployment remains at a record low and we’re seeing an encouraging increase in the number of companies that are looking to move to Wyoming and set up shop.

But with the benefits of growth come serious challenges. There is growing attention being given to the pace and pattern of growth in the state, especially as it affects our wildlife, our characteristic open spaces, our breathtaking mountain vistas and our wild and pristine places. There are also mounting pressures for housing and infrastructure in cities, towns and counties around the state, where an influx of people and an increase in industrial activity have strained existing resources.

When considering the most significant challenges facing Wyoming and its future, high on the list is how we can welcome growth and prosperity and still protect the things and the places that make Wyoming a special place to live. We need to foster conversations about how to build the Wyoming that we want for our kids and grandkids.

To promote that discussion, I would like to invite you to join me in a statewide conference we’re calling “Building the Wyoming We Want,” planned for January 10 and 11, 2008 at Casper College’s Krampert Theatre. I hope this event will encourage continuing discussion about ways to make sure that the Wyoming we all enjoy today will endure into the future. To register for the conference, click here. While this event will be open to the public, registration will be required and space is limited.

To speak with my staff about it or to ask questions, contact Mark Toft at 777-8922 or Wendy Curran at 777-3654. I’ll look forward to seeing you in January.

Dave Freudenthal, Governor

To see the schedule for this event please go to:

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