Friday, January 18, 2019

Community unites in Forward Greater Cheyenne initiative

By Mike Williams and Brian Heithoff

While Greater Cheyenne has many positives going for us, we can do better, making our area a more prosperous and vibrant place to live, work and do business.

That is why community leaders joined together in December 2017 to form Forward Greater Cheyenne, a strategic planning process that has involved more than 2,400 people. The effort was funded by various community stakeholders: Laramie County Economic Development Joint Powers Board, Downtown Development Authority, Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Cheyenne LEADS, Visit Cheyenne and many other independent businesses.

The Forward Greater Cheyenne effort has allowed us to unite as a community like never before. People from various backgrounds have brought their expertise to the table, setting aside their differences to develop a consensus vision for the future.

We see Greater Cheyenne as an inviting and exciting community that works together to cultivate engagement and attachment. Our legacy as a cultural anchor of the Western frontier and our emergence as an economic and entrepreneurial engine of the Front Range reflect our identity as a community of pioneers.

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