(Lander, Wyo.) – Yesterday, representatives from the Strong Towns program visited Lander to talk about strategies for growing and improving cities in lean times.
Charles Morohn led the Curbside Chat Monday evening in Carnegie Hall at the Fremont County Library in Lander. Among the attendees were Lander City Councilors, administrators and Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness.
Morohn described himself as a planner who doesn’t like to plan.
He said the determinant for any city or town’s future is “the ability of local leaders to transform their communities.”
Morohn said government’s have a role in growth by creating infrastructure that makes development more affordable for the private enterprise.
Lander’s Community Resource Coordinator Gary Michaud said Morohn and his team met earlier in the day with himself, along with Clerk Robin Griffin and Treasurer Charri Lara, on similar topics. One of the things Michaud said he took away from the presentation is that life in town’s can be improved by small projects like beautification.