Sam the Yorkie
Here are a couple of pictures from tonight's open house at the Ed Murray campaign headquarters in Cheyenne. A beautiful evening and great company!
Grace Bohall, CPA and Staff Accountant with DAPCPA Pope & Associates, LLC, has been named to the Kremmling, Colorado Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Her position was approved on Thursday, July 17th.
In a prepared statement, David Pope, CPA, CGMA and Managing Member of DAPCPA Pope & Associates, LLC in Grand County, Colorado, indicated that "Ms Bohall's involvement with the Chamber, as well as her additional volunteer efforts, represent the DAPCPA Group's total commitment to community involvement. We support all of our employees and partners in their efforts to better our communities."
DAPCPA Pope & Associates, LLC is part of a group of CPA firms with locations in Winter Park, Colorado, Cheyenne Wyoming and Riverton Wyoming. The firms are full-service and offer Audit, tax and a wide range of consulting and bookkeeping products.
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to spend A one-on-one lunch with Secretary of State candidate, Ed Murray.
Ed and I have been friends for more than a decade. We were introduced in 1997 by the late Cheyenne icon, Fred Albert. At that juncture I had only been in Cheyenne three years and my business had only been open for a year. Ed was kind enough to take me to lunch and offer me some much needed encouragement and advice. I will always appreciate his kindness and help.
Over the years, we both have grown older, his business ventures have matured and my firm has grown exponentially. Every couple of years, Ed and I still go to lunch and I enjoy our time immensely. I still learn something new at every luncheon.
In our latest installment, the natural topic was Ed's candidacy for Wyoming Secretary of State. Our discussion ranged from both the intricacies and humor of small-town politics to the need for maintaining a focused effort on supporting Wyoming's business climate.
Needless to say, I endorse Ed Murray for Secretary of State in Wyoming. Ed's business experience and acumen will allow him to step into this essential position and excel in its leadership.
On Sunday Evening, I was fortunate to enjoy dinner with Governor Matt and First Lady Carol Mead, as well as a few friends.
What an interesting evening hearing about and discussing the Governor's vision for the future of Wyoming. Wyoming is a very healthy state economically, with rankings in the top ten (if not at the very top) amongst all states in areas like low taxes, future opportunities, clean air and water, livability, etc. The Governor's stewardship of the state is to be commended. Yet it is in how Governor Mead is leading the state through its challenges that is truly impressive.
Governor Mead was kind enough to spend a significant amount of time discussing directly with me the EPA ruling that placed the town of Riverton, Wyoming under the control of the Wind River Reservation. As all of you may be aware, my firm has an office in Riverton and we are very concerned about the long-term effects of this action upon our clients in that region. I am very comfortable with the State's response and the Governor's leadership in the issue.
It was also nice to finally spend some time getting to know First Lady Carol Mead. She is a wonderfully gracious person and it was great to discuss her focus on literacy and education here in Wyoming.
All the stuff we talk about around the water cooler.