Q: The Town of Diamondville is wondering how many towns and cities in Wyoming have Mayoral appointments for their department heads?
The town of Hanna’s Mayor appoints department heads.
The Town of Kaycee does not have mayoral appointments for department heads.
Douglas ~ Here is what our code states about department heads, but we also have a City Administrator, so I’m not sure if it’s very helpful to you.
- 2.12.050 - Appointment powers.
In Evanston, the Mayor appoints the Department Heads on an annual basis and the appointments are approved by the City Council in the first City Council meeting of each calendar year.
The Mayoral appointments are for the following positions:
- Director of Administrative Services/City Clerk
- Director of Finance/City Treasurer
- Director of Planning & Development
- Public Works Director/City Engineer
- Public Works Superintendent
- Chief of Police
We don’t have a City Administrator in Evanston, instead all of the Department Heads report directly to the Mayor.
The City of Worland Dept. Heads are appointed every two years by the Mayor and confirmed by vote through the Council.
The Town of Medicine Bow has Mayoral appointments for department heads.
The Mayor and Council for the city of Laramie appoint/approve the Manager, Attorney, and Judge only.
All of Cheyenne's Department Heads are Mayoral appointments. They are appointed every 2 years in January.
The Town of Lusk’s Mayor appoints the Chief of Police, Director of Public Works, Clerk/Treasurer, Town Attorney and Municipal Judge. All other positions are hired.
Superior ~ We don't, we only have 1 maintenance, 1 water operator and myself, and one other p/t transfer station attendant.
Greybull ~ our department heads are hired by the mayor with the approval of the Council, and they can only be terminated for cause by a majority vote of Council. We did away with Mayoral appointments of department heads a few years ago so that when a new Mayor came in they couldn’t ‘clean house’.
The Town of Hudson Mayor makes appointment at the January meeting every year. Of course we are a smaller town than you so that is only two people.
When I worked as Town Clerk in Dubois for awhile, who ever their Mayor was at the time appointed department heads for the term of their office (at that time every 2 years).
The Town of Saratoga does have mayoral appointments for department heads which include Clerk, Treasurer, Chief of Police, DPW Supervisor
The only appointed positions by ordinance in Encampment are the Police Chief, Clerk/Treasurer and Judge. As far as department heads, the mayor "appoints" a member of council to act as liaison for "parks, recreation and cemetery", "public works" and "financial" but this is just a practice that he does for oversight and it is not established officially. He bases it on the interests of the council.