(Lander, Wyo.) – Marge Wolfe, wife of Lander Mayor Mick Wolfe, was given the Bartley Skinner Award by the Wyoming Association of Municipalities last week. Wolfe was nominated for the award by Lander City Council and city staff.
“The massive obligations and challenges placed on a small town Mayor’s spouse are rarely understood by the public or city employees,” states Wolfe’s nomination. “The Mayor is responsible for working with the public and running the day-to-day operations of a multi-million dollar corporation for very little compensation. This demanding job is stressful and often keeps Mayors from their families and home needs, which is often very hard on a spouse.”
“It is important for us to convey that Marge is much more than an ideal First Lady, she is also an extremely thoughtful and giving citizen,” the nomination continues. “Marge volunteers every week at the Care and Share Food Bank and local elementary schools. She also volunteers at City events such as Light Up Lander, which typically involves spending many hours in subzero temperatures and frostbiting several fingers and toes. Although she is retired from the school district Marge continues to tutor students and serve as a substitute teacher. Marge is also the first one to help friends and those in need, and has even been known to bring homemade snacks for City employees. Marge does not serve in these capacities for any recognition, but only because she is genuinely a good person.”
The nomination recounts Wolfe’s many accomplishments, including volunteering as an EMT, teaching full time and more. “Together as partners, the Wolfe’s have dedicated their entire lives to public service. Marge’s unwavering dedication to Mick, her family, and the Town of Lander should be recognized,” the nomination states.