Mead recommends 9 locals for state boards
By Kevin Huelsmann, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Date: February 23, 2013
Nine Jackson residents are among the candidates who will be considered by Wyoming senators for spots on an array of state boards and commissions.
Gov. Matt Mead sent recommendations to senators Thursday for boards that help oversee everything from water development projects to highway construction and arts funding.
The governor nominated Karen Stewart for another term on the Wyoming Arts Council, whose members award nearly 400 grants and fellowships annually.
Andy Schwartz, who recently ended a 20-year tenure as a Teton County commissioner and planning commissioner, was nominated for a spot on the state Environmental Quality Council.
Mead recommended that Jackson resident Ray Elser serve another term on the state’s Real Estate Commission. Commission members oversee licensing programs and regulations.
The governor picked John Rutter for a term on the Wyoming Board of Tourism, and senators will consider Todd Seeton for a spot on the State Transportation Commission.
Mead recommended Bill Resor for another term on the Water Development Commission, whose members review applications for various projects throughout the state.
And Steve Meadows is up for another term on the state’s Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust. The board oversees millions of dollars in grants that are used to support conservation projects.
Senators have five days to review the governor’s recommendations.