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Governor Announces New Director of Water Development Office

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State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

July 6, 2012


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

Governor Announces New Director of Water Development Office

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Matt Mead appointed Harry LaBonde as the next Director of the Wyoming Water Development Office. LaBonde replaces Mike Purcell who retired July 5, 2012.

“Water is one of our most critical resources in Wyoming and the Director of Water Development plays a key role in managing our state’s water resources. Harry has a depth of knowledge about Wyoming water issues and the skill to analyze long term solutions. He will continue a long tradition of strong leadership,” Governor Mead said.

LaBonde comes to the Water Development Office after serving as Wyoming’s Deputy State Engineer for 9 years. He previously worked for the cities of Riverton and Laramie and in the private sector. LaBonde is a registered, Professional Engineer in Wyoming.

“I am honored Governor Mead has shown confidence in me by appointing me to this position. Wyoming has one of the most respected water development organizations in the country and I am humbled to work with this great staff,” LaBonde said.

LaBonde’s first day on the job is July 23, 2012.