The City of Lander Administration consists of the Mayor and Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, Police Chief, Public Works Director, City Attorney, City Judge and City Fire Chief. The City of Lander Mayor and Council have meetings every Tuesday. Regular meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. Work meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month. Public meetings are held before the Council meetings and start at 6:30 PM or as advertised.
I have been married to my wife, Patricia McLeod McOmie since 1975. We have 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. I was employed by Wyoming Department of Transportation for 39+ years and retired in 1995. My wife and I owned and managed Husky Café (now Highwayman) from 1977 – 2001 and the Commons Restaurant (now Oxbow) from 1980 – 1998. I am a member of Board of Directors for Atlantic City Federal Credit Union and now Chairman of the Board. I was Mayor for the City of Lander from 1975 – 1987. I served on Board of Directors of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities from 1979 – 1987. I served on several Local, Count y and State Boards and Committees. I served in Wyoming State House of Representatives from 1998-2012. My remaining goal it to ride on a train before they go the way of the dinosaurs
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I am a Native Landerite. Born in Lander 65 years ago. 6th generation of the Rogers/Laird Family on my mother’s side. 4th generation of Hudson’s.
Education: Associates of Science from Casper College in Life Science. A degree of Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
Service – Armed Forces: 3 years U.S. Army. 2 years in the 601st Medical Company, Ft. Clayton, Canal Zone, Panama. 1 year with Medical Battalion at Ft. Bliss, Tx; 2nd Armored Division.
Duties: Majority as a training NCO in charge of teaching and records on personnel. Medic and acting Platoon Sgt providing first aid & ambulance for all other operations.
Family: Married 40+ years to my wife Celina and we have two children, Jennifer Hudson Schaff and Candice Wyola Hudson. We have one grandchild, Anthony Wendell Schaff.
I retired from the City of Lander after working 31 years as Supervisor for the Cemetery Department. I also retired from Lander Volunteer Fire Department after serving 16 years; 7 of those years I was a Line Officer including 2 years as Chief.
I am a biologist at heart. I am a true naturalist who enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, back packing, camping and watching wildlife and nature.
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Melinda (Mantlo) Cox was raised in Grand Junction, Colorado and graduated from Mesa State College in May of 1998 with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. She moved to Lander on June 15, 1999 and went to work for Youth Services of Fremont County as Assistant Director until May, 2007. She then worked as Director for Court Assisted Supervised Treatment (CAST) until December 2012. She is now the Director for Juvenile Detention Alternatives.
Melinda served on the Wyoming Drug Court Board for five years as well as the Lander Girls Softball Board. Melinda’s family includes, her significant other, Karen Harms and her two daughters, ages 19 & 15. The oldest daughter attends the University of Wyoming and the youngest attends Lander Valley High School. Her hobbies/interests include spending time with her family, watching sporting activities, crossfit, taekwondo (currently a red belt), refereeing basketball and reading the news.
Melinda is a member of the democratic party.
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Dan was born in 1957 in Long Beach, California, moved and was raised in Huntington Beach, California. At 18 years old he moved to Riverton, Wyoming to work in the family owned business, Wind River Ready Mix. He moved to Lander in 1977 where he met and married Janelle. He became a partner and manager of the Ready Mix until selling the business in 2008. At that time he became employed by WYDOT and has been promoted to the maintenance heavy equipment operator position. Dan is an active member of the Lander Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years, is a member of the Lander Masonic Lodge, lifetime member of the Lander Shrine Club, member of the Korein Shrine, 16 year member of the Lander Elks Club, 8 years previously active on the Lander City Council, and 6 years on the Lander Park and Recreation Board. He is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. The couple have two children living in Lander, Josh and Melissa, and one granddaughter, Ruby.
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Cade is a very active member of the Lander, Wyoming community. He currently represents Ward 2 on the City Council, is on the Board of Directors for LEADER, is a board member of the local Kiwanis chapter, and is one of the founders of the Lander Economic Development Association. He is a recognized expert in international logistics and global procurement. In his roles as Vice President of Sales and Operations for Maven Outdoor Equipment Company and Co-Owner of Bridge Outdoors he has utilized this expertise to build global supply networks and grow domestic sales. Cade was a Logistics Specialist in the US Navy, serving tours aboard the submarine USS Tennessee and at the Submarine Logistics Support Center. He is an active member of the Lander Cycling Club where he was the founder of the Fremont Area Road Tour and he enjoys fishing, hunting, cycling, and spending time outdoors with his wife and three children. He also really hates tomatoes.
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