New council members learn ins and outs of meeting laws


February 2, 2023

Grace Moore

Town Attorney Pat Carpenter (right) provides a crash course on public meeting law for new council members.

Town attorney Pat Carpenter changed hats for an hour at Monday night's workshop to teach Heidi Humpal and Bob Stewart, neither of whom has held public office, their responsibilities as part of the standing council under the Wyoming Public Meetings Act. This training also refreshes the understanding of the law governing this facet of transparency and confidentiality for longer-standing members.

Carpenter provided written copies of said Act so the group, as a whole, could read and implement this law, saying, "This act does apply to municipalities. We do have to follow this act when we have an...

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