Park County Rep Joins Board of Wyoming Women’s Caucus

Sandy Newsome, representative of Park County District 24, is the newest chair of the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus, which is expanding the legacy of women in state leadership.

On Monday, January 16, the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus (WyoWLC) announced that Representative Sandy Newsome (Park County District 24) has joined the Board of Directors of the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus. Laramie Rep. Trey Sherwood joins her as the newest board member.

Newsome was elected to the Wyoming Legislature in 2019, representing House District 24 in Park County. Rep. Newsome serves on two prominent committees at Wyoming House: Travel, Recreation, Wildlife & Cultural Resources Committee and Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions, where she serves as Chair. When not representing her district, Newsome has owned a small business in downtown Cody for over thirty years.

Sherwood was elected to the Wyoming Legislature in 2021, representing House District 14 in Albany County. She has worked in Management Audit, Minerals, Business and Economic Development and is currently a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Outside of the session, Sherwood is Executive Director of the Laramie Main Street Alliance, supporting businesses in downtown Laramie.

As a board member, Sherwood shared, “I look forward to encouraging women in Wyoming to seek leadership positions in campaigns (and) local boards and to run for office. Regardless of their party affiliation, women bring a unique perspective on Wyoming’s most pressing issues. Our voices are needed at the table.”

Newsome and Sherwood will also join current board member Sen. Affie Ellis (Laramie County District 8) as co-chairs of the 16th annual Leap into Leadership Conference, to be held February 22-23, 2023 in Cheyenne.

Sherwood and Newsome bring great enthusiasm and support to the WyWLC Board of Directors, which has existed since 2006.

Each year, the Caucus hosts the Leap Into Leadership Conference to inform, educate, and engage Wyoming women leaders in both the public and private sectors. Conference dates are February 22-23 in Cheyenne.

The non-partisan Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus is chaired by a volunteer board of directors composed of current and former women Wyoming MPs. The caucus “hopes to continue to encourage Wyoming women to be part of the conversation and to take on leadership roles for many years to come.”

. For information on the Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus and the 2023 Leap into Leadership Conference, visit www.wyowlc.org.

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