The Campbell County Rockpile Museum in Gillette, Wyoming is hosting In Pursuit of Equality, a traveling exhibit from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.
By the turn of the century Wyoming was recognized as the Equality State due in large part to its several important historical firsts where women’s rights were concerned. In Pursuit of Equality is an exhibit that tells the story of three women who through their actions as elected office holders, challenged and changed the conventional understanding of equality in Wyoming during the 20th century: Nellie Tayloe Ross, Thyra Thomson, and Elizabeth Byrd. The true meaning of equality is still being explored and debated in Wyoming, 150 years after it became the first state to grant full women’s suffrage. This exhibit will be in Gillette until September 14th.
Please contact the Campbell County Rockpile Museum by phone at 307-682-5723 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Image: Campaign poster for Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1926 - courtesy of the American Heritage Center
The Chamber's mission is to "Advocate, Network, Learn, Engage, and Promote," and the key to fulfilling that mission is not just to bring marketing, networking, and educational opportunities to our members, but to make sure we're always up to date on the latest tools available to local Chamber of Commerce organizations.
The U.S. Chamber has a program called the "Institute for Organization Management," an educational opportunity hosted in different parts of the country every summer and winter. Executive Director Gail Lofing graduated from the four year program in 2010. Events & Programming manager Tracy Mathews just completed her second year in the certification, held each July at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
"IOM was an important opportunity for me because it meant training in our specific field of Chamber management," said Lofing. "It also provides us with a network of other Chamber organizations across the country."
The Campbell County Lodging Tax Joint Powers Board announces that Campbell County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCCVB) Executive Director Mary Silvernell, whose responsibility is to market and promote Campbell County to leisure, group and sports travel, has submitted notice of her retirement this coming December 2019.
In conjunction with Silvernell’s retirement, the Campbell County Lodging Tax Joint Powers Board and the Gillette Main Street Board are announcing a partnership of the two entities under the direction of one Executive Director. Current Gillette Main Street Executive Director Jessica Seders has been named to serve as Executive Director of both organizations.
Silvernell has been the Executive Director of the CCCVB since February 1, 2010. She has served and continues to serve on several community boards, including the Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition, the Campbell County CARE Board, the Public Land Board, and Devils Tower Natural History Association. Silvernell is a 2011 GALI graduate, a Leadership Wyoming 2013 graduate, and is a member of Campbell County’s Air Service Enhancement committee.
“Mary has proudly served as Executive Director for more than nine years in Campbell County. She is an accomplished executive who has partnered with lodging businesses, local sports and event organizers, and local venues and attractions to recruit more leisure travelers and groups to stay in Campbell County”, said Curtis R. Burdette, Chair of the Campbell County Lodging Tax Joint Powers Board. “Mary’s outstanding performance in budgeting, communication with stakeholders, and developing relationships with hospitality and tourism partners has benefited our communities of Gillette, Wright and all citizens of Campbell County.”
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) is very saddened to hear about the mine layoffs that are affecting Northeast Wyoming. We have had donors, community members, and government officials asking how they can help the miners at this time.
WFBR encourages anyone needing food assistance to reach out to our partner agencies in your area. Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and several generous funders will work to keep our partner's shelves full while Campbell County works through this.
Through the generosity of donors, WFBR will be hosting two mobile pantries on Monday, July 29 and Monday, August 19 with distribution to the public to start at 1:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. The mobile pantries will be at the Family Life Church parking lot. There will be enough food available for 700 families. For more information go to WyomingFoodBank.org.
WFBR will also be recruiting for volunteers to help with these distributions. Please keep an eye on our Volunteer Hub at http://wyomingfoodbank.org/volunteers/ .
Again, if you know someone who needs food now, please contact our local partners.
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies
PO Box 1540
Evansville, WY 82636-1540