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.