City Administrator Steven Weaver, right, and Mayor Ron Warpness with the Distinguished Service Award presented to the city by Community Entry Services. (Ernie Over photo)
City Administrator Steven Weaver, right, and Mayor Ron Warpness with the Distinguished Service Award presented to the city by Community Entry Services. (Ernie Over photo)

City Administrator Steven Weaver, right, and Mayor Ron Warpness with the Distinguished Service Award presented to the city by Community Entry Services. (Ernie Over photo)

By Ernie Over, managing editor, county10.com

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The City of Riverton was acknowledged by Community Entry Services this past week. At Tuesday night’s regular Riverton City Council meeting, City Administrator Steven Weaver said the city received the CES “Distinguished Service Award,” the highest honor presented by organization. “They complemented the City on their relationship with the police department, for the support of their recycling program and for the city’s sponsorship of grant opportunities to benefit them,” he said.

Mayor Ron Warpness said he attended the event with Weaver and was amazed at the number of community members who work with and support the CES programs.  ”I am proud to be associated with City of Riverton,” he said.

Warpness also recalled when CES was first started by the late Gary Hudson when the organization was known as Dignity, Inc. “I remember helping him move an old couch into their first basement office and there was only two employees,” Warpness said.

Weaver noted that CES now has several hundred employees, they have operations in Fremont, Teton and Natrona counties and they are the largest provider of services to individuals with handicaps in the state.

Looking around the council chambers, Weaver then said, “We’ll have to find a  place of honor to put this up,” he said, referring the plaque the city received.