Macker award HS

Teton County’s Natalia Macker is the first woman to win a statewide award recognizing the contributions of a Wyoming county commissioner.

“Commissioner Macker is a mentor,” said Troy Thompson, president of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association, “inspiring current and future trailblazing, community-minded women and girls to step forward and fulfill their highest ambitions in life.”

Macker, chairwoman of the Board of County Commissioners, was recognized with the 2019 Riding for the Brand Award from the Wyoming County Commissioners Association last Wednesday at the organization’s annual meeting in Casper. The award recognizes a commissioner who has gone “above and beyond the call of duty,” both in Teton County and on the statewide level, said Jerimiah Rieman, the association’s executive director.

“We wanted to really recognize her for her work there trying to solve public policy problems and do it with grace and a big smile against considerable odds,” he said.

For the past three years, Macker has been involved with the Wyoming County Commissioners Association’s Health, Safety and Social Services Committee.

“Part of the reason why I got so involved in the association and the work with other counties is because I think that it’s so important for our community and our state,” Macker said. “We have more things in common than not.”

Thompson described Macker as “simply a servant leader” who “shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.”

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Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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