October 14, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi have joined together to raise awareness of the importance of saving for retirement. Senator Enzi has again introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution establishing October 20-26 as National Retirement Security Week, while Governor Gordon signed a proclamation declaring October 13-19 Wyoming’s “Retirement Security Week.”

October 8, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon lauded the vision and leadership of former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW) Executive Council today, announcing that ENDOW’s vision will continue driving state economic diversification efforts as his focus shifts to the next phase, one that includes targeted implementation plans and a transparent analysis of state revenues.

October 3, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In the wake of the Goshen/Ft. Laramie irrigation tunnel collapse on July 17, Governor Gordon applauded today’s unanimous State Loan Investment Board (SLIB) vote approving Goshen Irrigation District’s (GID) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) application.

October 3, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – First Lady Jennie Gordon is preparing to launch the Wyoming Hunger Initiative, her official initiative as the First Lady of Wyoming. Long before becoming the First Lady, she learned from a friend about the existence of several Sheridan County children struggling with food insecurity; this conversation sparked awareness and interest in the issue of child hunger in Wyoming that has remained with her as a pressing concern.

October 1, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Reflecting his goal of making Wyoming a national leader in the battle against invasive species, Governor Mark Gordon announced today he has launched an initiative to address terrestrial invasive plants in the state.

September 30, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced today he has appointed Ruth Van Mark as Wyoming’s first Public Records Ombudsman. The position was created with the passage of Senate File 0057. The Public Records Ombudsman will serve as a resource for public agencies that receive record requests.

September 26, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced the addition of two staff members to his administration. Joe Budd will serve as Policy Advisor focusing on natural resources and Darlena Schlachter-Potter will oversee Constituent Services.

September 24, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Suzannah Robinson to be a District Court Judge for the Third Judicial District serving Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Robinson fills the vacancy occurring with the retirement of Judge Nena James.

September 19, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced the appointments of Patricia Bach as Director of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information (A&I) and Jeff Rude as Commissioner of the Wyoming Insurance Department. Bach and Rude had previously served as Interim Director and Interim Commissioner, respectively.

September 12, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has sent a letter to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees encouraging an inclusive and thoughtful search process for the next University of Wyoming President. In the letter, the Governor articulated his hope and expectation for a robust process that "empowers and requires thorough consideration of a broad pool of applicants."

September 10, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced today that Buck McVeigh has been named permanent Chief of Staff and Betsy Anderson will be both the Deputy Chief of Staff and General Counsel. Senior Policy Advisor Renny MacKay has been appointed Policy Director.

September 9, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Members of Governor Gordon’s Big Game Migration Corridor Advisory Group issued a range of recommendations to the Governor, including a call for the Governor to issue an Executive Order to create a state-directed program that would codify policies that balance conservation with multiple-use opportunities.

August 23, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon expressed his gratitude to Wyoming and Nebraska’s congressional delegations, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and State of Nebraska agencies, and especially to State of Wyoming agencies for their collaborative efforts to address the ongoing needs of farmers impacted by the July 17 Goshen/Ft. Laramie irrigation tunnel collapse. These efforts contributed to today’s announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency that crop losses and prevented planting due to the collapse will constitute an insurable event.

August 22, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The state of Wyoming will receive grant funding and technical assistance to align postsecondary and workforce priorities for adult learners.

August 21, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon issued Greater Sage-Grouse Executive Order 2019-3 today, improving upon the State of Wyoming’s Greater sage-grouse Core Area Protection Strategy. The new Executive Order streamlines concepts that are fundamental to Greater sage-grouse conservation, improves its clarity, recognizes valid and existing rights, and continues to provide regulatory certainty while allowing for adaptation as new information emerges.

Aug 12, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon today voiced his support for improvements to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) announced by the U.S Department of the Interior, noting that updates will bring needed consistency to the state’s efforts to manage species.

Aug 12, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and Treasurer Curtis E. Meier Jr. announced Thursday they settled a lawsuit reaffirming the Treasurer’s Constitutional authority to approve contracts for “repairing and furnishing the halls and rooms used for the meeting of the legislature and its committees.”

Aug 1, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and Treasurer Curtis E. Meier Jr. announced Thursday they settled a lawsuit reaffirming the Treasurer’s Constitutional authority to approve contracts for “repairing and furnishing the halls and rooms used for the meeting of the legislature and its committees.”

July 22, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon, members of the executive branch, and representatives from multiple state agencies are mobilizing in an effort to provide assistance to farmers affected by a catastrophic irrigation tunnel collapse in Goshen County.

July 17, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced today he has appointed members to a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force. The Governor was inspired to create the Task Force after attending an event at the University of Wyoming organized by the Native student group, Keepers of the Fire, which sought to shine a light on the high rates of murder or missing Native American women and girls.

July 15, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced today he has appointed Heather Kroupa State Mine Inspector. Ms. Kroupa previously served as Deputy Mine Inspector and Interim State Mine Inspector. She takes over the position from Terry Adcock, who retired last year.

July 9, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon today expressed his support for proposed changes to rules governing oil and gas drilling permits, following through with a commitment he made to address the issue during the 2019 Legislative Session. .

June 21, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Nathaniel Hibben to be a Circuit Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District serving Goshen County, Wyoming. Hibben’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Randal Arp.

June 19, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced today that a pair of Wyoming high school students have been selected as 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars. Lillian Brazil of Jackson (Jackson Hole High School) and Scott Nicholas Orton of Afton (Star Valley High School) have been invited to the National Recognition Program in Washington D.C. June 21-24 where they will join other Scholars to receive their U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion.

June 13, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon joined President Trump, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and seven other governors at the White House today for a roundtable discussion that touched on a wide range of workforce-related topics.

June 11, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon is supporting President Trump’s efforts to get the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed. In a letter to President Trump, Governor Gordon noted that Wyoming exported $329 million in goods and services to Canada and Mexico in 2017. International trade supports more than 69,000 Wyoming jobs in a range of industries, and Gordon believes the agreement will benefit Wyoming’s economy and help boost export sales for our companies.

June 10, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon today announced that eight Wyoming residents have been named to his newly created Migration Corridor Advisory Group. The group will be tasked with developing recommendations to improve the state’s policies related to big game migration on lands that are also suitable for mineral development.

June 6, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon will put his personal stamp on the budget process and take a new approach as he builds his first budget in the coming months. The budget letter released by the Governor yesterday directs state agencies to make their plans for a two-year cycle, and any supplemental requests made a year from now will have to meet an urgent demand or be in response to an emergency.

May 30, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has led Wyoming to join a newly formed advocacy group that will help the state access global markets for its natural gas reserves.

May 20, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon announced today that Randall Luthi will join his Administration to serve as Chief Energy Advisor. An attorney, rancher and former Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives from Lincoln County, Luthi brings an extensive background in government service and the private sector to the Governor’s office.

May 7, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon today asked for Wyoming people who have an interest in big game migration and in all uses of Wyoming’s lands and minerals that lie under migration corridors to come together to develop recommendations to improve the state’s policies related to these lands.

May 7, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon’s chief of staff, Dr. Pat Arp, announced her retirement today. Her final day on the job is not set, but she will parallel her husband’s plans. Last month her husband, Judge Randal Arp, announced he was retiring in July.

May 4, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Today, Wyoming’s Senior U.S. Senator Mike Enzi announced that he will not seek re-election in 2020. Governor Mark Gordon and First Lady Jennie Gordon sent their deepest appreciation to the Senator and his entire family for their service to Wyoming and the nation.

May 1, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon today announced that seven Wyoming high school students are semifinalists for the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

April 30, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Wyoming First Lady Jennie Gordon will discuss the significance of women in agriculture production at 11:30 a.m. at the Excellence in Agriculture Symposium being held at the Camplex Energy Building in Gillette on Wednesday, May 1. At 2:30 p.m., the First Lady will tour the Portable Food Pantries, located at 412 S. Gillette Ave.

April 26, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon expressed his displeasure at Rocky Mountain Power’s coal study. This study is not a final decision, but the utility that operates in Wyoming and other Western states is continuing to examine the early retirement of coal-fired power units in Lincoln and Sweetwater counties. Those power plants employ hundreds of people as do the mines that supply them with coal.

April 26, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Gregory S. Corpening to be a Circuit Court Judge for the Third Judicial District serving Lincoln County, Wyoming. Corpening fills the vacancy occurring with the retirement of Judge Frank Zebre.

April 23, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– As part of her initiative to fight childhood hunger in Wyoming, First Lady Jennie Gordon will tour the Wyoming Food for Thought Project in Casper at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, April 26.

April 11, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon, with support from the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation, is raffling off a Governor’s Bison License for just $10 to Wyoming residents who are eligible to hunt in the state.

April 10, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon applauded President Donald J. Trump for signing the executive order Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth.

April 4, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon announced today that Joel Kelsey, of Cheyenne, and Toby Arment, of Rawlins, have been selected to represent Wyoming at the 2019 National Youth Science Camp. Adelle Stone, of Basin, and Matthew Hills, of Casper, have been selected as alternates.

April 3, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon is asking for public feedback to inform his review of Wyoming’s existing Greater Sage-grouse Executive Order. Comments are due by May 1 and should be submitted to wgfd.hpp@wyo.gov. This is an extension of the comment period announced earlier this year at the Sage Grouse Implementation Team meeting.

March 21, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Gov. Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Veterans Commission are pleased to announce celebrations for the April 1 Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day.

March 21, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– As part of her passion for fighting childhood hunger in Wyoming, First Lady Jennie Gordon will help pack meals as part of Friday Food Bag Foundation's effort to help ensure kids who receive free or reduced lunch at schools in Laramie County School District can eat over the upcoming Spring Break.

March 15, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– The Wyoming Financial Transparency Working Group will meet in Room B1 in the Emerson Building, located at 2001 Capitol Avenue in Cheyenne, from 10:00 a.m. – noon on Monday, March 18.

March 13, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon announced that State Offices in Cheyenne will remain closed through Thursday, March 14. Other state offices may also remain closed or have delayed openings depending on their local weather conditions.

March 13, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon closed Cheyenne State government offices at 3 a.m. this morning. Other state offices may close across the state depending on local weather conditions due to the severe nature of this wide-ranging storm.

An update on what actions Governor Gordon took on bills passed during the 2019 legislative session.

Feb. 26, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon complimented the Wyoming Legislature on providing a supplemental budget that sets a “deft” fiscal path. He recognized that the budget act shows constraint and means Wyoming will increase its savings this year.

Feb. 21, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon sent the Wyoming Senate his list of nominees for numerous state offices, boards and commissions. These nominees are subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Feb. 20, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Major General Luke Reiner as the director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation; and appointed Mike Robinson to fill the Republican vacancy and Mary Throne for the Democratic vacancy on the Wyoming Public Service Commission.

Feb. 15, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon today announced his appointments for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Adjutant General, and the Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings.

Feb. 15, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon vetoed HB 38/ HEA No. 0021 Per diem rates, calling the bill flawed though well intended.

January 29, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon is dedicating the 2019 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for February 20 in Cheyenne, in honor of the military, first responders, and all those who have devoted their lives to safety in our communities and country. The guest speaker is former U.S. Navy SEAL commander Rorke T. Denver. The breakfast will be held from 7 - 8:30 a.m. at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne. Tickets to the event are $25. Seating is limited.

January 24, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Jim Ruby as the director of the Wyoming Office of Administrative Hearings and reappointed Del McOmie as the director of the Wyoming State Construction Department, Darin Westby as director of the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources, Dr. Erin Campbell as the Wyoming State Geologist, Michael Reed as the State Fire Marshal, Diane M. Lozano as the Wyoming State Public Defender, and Tom Glause as the Insurance Commissioner of the Wyoming Department of Insurance.

January 16, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– The Wyoming Financial Transparency Working Group will discuss potential ideas for furthering transparency during a meeting being held in room L51 at the Jonah Building in Cheyenne from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18.

January 15, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has requested that $21 million be added to the supplemental budget to launch coal-based generation technology, protect wildlife and state lands from invasive species and predation, and better support local governments.

January 9, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon outlined his administration’s priorities for fiscal discipline, economic development, and improving Wyoming people’s quality of life in his State of the State Address to the 65th Wyoming Legislature on January 9, 2019 two days after he was sworn in as Wyoming’s 33rd governor. “I have to say the enthusiasm we have felt over the past couple of days should give us all optimism for our future,” Governor Gordon said in his remarks. “We are a resourceful people in an amazing state at an important time in our state’s history. Let’s make the most of it.”

January 7, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Laying out his vision for Wyoming in his first inaugural address, Governor Mark Gordon called for fiscal prudence, growing communities rather than government, and a focus on innovation for the future. Governor Gordon took the oath on his family’s Bible with his wife Jennie at his side. Then delivered his first inaugural address to the resounding applause from a crowd of over 900 family, friends, state and local leaders, students, supporters and citizens.

January 7, 2019

Cheyenne, Wyoming – As Wyoming Governor-elect Mark Gordon continues to build out his Administration ahead of his official swearing-in on Monday, January 7, he announced two key appointments today. Governor-elect Gordon hired Rachel Girt as his Communications Director and Erin Johnson as his Health and Human Services Policy Advisor. Girt will serve as the Governor-elect’s spokesperson and be the chief contact for media. Johnson will advise the Governor-elect on key healthcare and human services policy issues...

January 4, 2019

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Wyoming Governor-elect Mark Gordon is inviting citizens, students and media across the state to watch online this Monday, January 7th as the state’s five statewide elected officials are sworn into office and he delivers his Inaugural address.


December 18, 2018

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Governor-elect Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Inauguration Committee announced details today regarding press coverage and media credentialing for the 2019 Wyoming Inauguration.

Local, state and national media are invited to cover four main events for the inauguration, a Prayer Service, Swearing in Ceremony, Public Reception and the Inauguration Gala. All press must receive media credentials to cover the events. The media credentialing form is attached and must be submitted via email to Kristin Walker at kristin@gordonforwyoming.com by Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

December 10, 2018

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Wyoming Governor-elect Mark Gordon announced six new additions to his Administration today, bringing together a team of seasoned policy advisors and experienced administrators. "Our state success moving forward is going to depend on having optimistic and energized veteran leaders with experience working on state and local issues," said Governor-elect Gordon. “This team of skilled policy experts and administrators will not only help me hit the ground running on day one, but help me steer the ship in the coming months. I’m honored to have them by my side.”...


November 13, 2018

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Wyoming Governor-elect Mark Gordon announced co-chairs for his official transition committee today, tapping two longtime Wyoming leaders with deep experience in state government and public policy. Gordon announced that Dr. Pat Arp, the current Wyoming Deputy State Treasurer, and Gale Geringer, Gordon for Governor campaign manager, will serve as co-chairs of his transition team. In these roles, Arp and Geringer will assist Gordon in setting up his gubernatorial office, guide staffing decisions, administrative procedures and initial policy rollouts...