Carol Mead is the author of Wyoming Firsts, a children’s book, illustrated by Wyoming high school art students and featuring notable moments in Wyoming’s history.  Her second book, Blazing Wyoming Bonnets, featuring trailblazing women in Wyoming’s history, will be distributed to fourth graders around the state in the fall of 2018. During her tenure as First Lady of Wyoming, she has enjoyed reading to children throughout the state, encouraging parents and kids to read together at home for at least 20 minutes each day, and working with the University of Wyoming College of Education to establish the Literacy Research Center and Clinic.

She currently serves as a chair of the Outreach Board for the clinic. She also serves on the board for the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees Education Initiative. With the help of a coalition of public and private organizations, Carol launched Eat. Read. Grow, now a statewide program under various names, that provides families with the opportunity to spend quality time together over a meal and to read together at home by giving each child who attends a free book. Additionally, Carol established the First Lady’s Young Artists Showcase, which displays selected pieces of art by Wyoming high school students at the Governor’s Residence each year.

She was spokesperson for the Talk Early and Often campaign to encourage parents to talk with their children regularly about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. She also led a charity team of runners in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon to raise $30,000 and create a permanent endowment at the University of Wyoming aimed at the prevention of underage drinking.

Governor and Mrs. Mead have two children.



Wyoming Firsts: A Children's Book
EAT. READ. GROW
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING LITERACY RESEARCH CENTER AND CLINIC
First Lady's Healthy Lifestyles for Children Projects
WYOMING FIRSTS: A CHILDREN'S BOOK

First Lady Mead has written a children's book about notable moments in Wyoming's history.
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EAT. READ. GROW.

First Lady Mead is working to advance early childhood literacy by reading to children throughout the state and encouraging parents and kids to read together at home.
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UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING LITERACY RESEARCH CENTER AND CLINIC

Mrs. Mead partnered with the University of Wyoming College of Education to establish a statewide literacy research center and clinic.
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PREVENTION OF UNDERAGE DRINKING AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

First Lady Mead is working with parents and kids to curb underage drinking in Wyoming. She is spokesperson…
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  • First Lady Mead and University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic Announce Recipient of the First Lady’s Leaders in Literacy Award OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEADState CapitolCheyenne, WY 82002Ph. (307) 777-7437October 26, 2016******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******Contact:Jill LovatoExecutive AssistantFirst Lady Carol Meadjill ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2016, 4:28 PM by vfe_ets_tyler.christopherson@wyo.gov
  • Walking with Our Heroes! First Lady Mead promotes Warriors to Summits Starting September 4, students, teachers, and anyone else around the state who wants to can follow a group of wounded veterans as they embark on the journey of a lifetime ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2015, 2:47 PM by vfe_ets_tyler.christopherson@wyo.gov
  • First Lady Mead Signed her Children's Book at Cheyenne Frontier Days First Lady Mead signed her children's book, Wyoming Firsts, at the Wyoming State Museum and Old Frontier Town in Frontier Park during Cheyenne Frontier Days. Wyoming Firstsis now available ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2015, 2:45 PM by vfe_ets_tyler.christopherson@wyo.gov
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