Mayor Ron Warpness placed the latest addition to the portraits of former mayors, this is F. D Stratton, who served three years from 1950 to 1953. (Ernie Over photo)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness is hoping community members can help the city find photographs of former mayors that are not currently displayed at City Hall.
“Council Member Todd Smith and I were visiting after a meeting and looking at the old photos, and we’re missing quite a few mayors,” he said. “He and I both thought it was a good idea to fill in the gaps where we could.”
Warpness said he started to do research and asked others for help, but said he wanted to put the request out to the community in case a relative or friend may have access to a photo of one of the “missing” mayors.
“It’s a good project and the cost is not that expensive for the historical benefit it will bring,” he said. “Frames and a bronze name plate would be the only costs.”
The mayor said Loren Jost, the former director of the Riverton Museum and local photographer Randy Lehman have been of assistance to him during the project.
Anyone with a photo of one of the “missing” mayors should contact Mayor Warpness at Riverton City Hall.
Of the list below, the mayor’s names that are indented are the ones missing a photo in city hall’s council chambers: