LEADER to hear from city’s Master Planning Consultant Wed., May 9th

(Lander, Wyo.) – The May meeting of the LEADER Corporation will be held next Wednesday morning, May 9th, at 7 a.m., in the meeting room of the Oxbow Restaurant.  The program will be conducted by Joanne Garnett, FAICP, of the consulting firm Orion Planning Group of Sheridan, Wyoming.
The Orion Planning Group is assisting the City of Lander with its Master Plan development.  The master plan elements under development include the future growth, land use, transportation, preservation and economic development within the city.  Orion will conduct the first phase of the Economic Development portion of the plan with LEADER next week.  Orion will be seeking input regarding how local citizens, businesses and organizations would like to see Lander develop economically.  They will look at what kind of businesses are desireable, how large a business can/should be in Lander, the role of tourism, and all manner of other elements of economic development.
LEADER Corporation is a Lander-based Economic Development organization that holds monthly meetings to inform the public on events and projects that affect the economies of Lander, Riverton and Fremont County. LEADER also provides assistance for new businesses that will bring development and jobs to the area.