Lander celebrates T-Mobile ‘Hometown Grant’ check presentation today

(Lander, WY) – The City of Lander was recently named as one of 25 American small towns to receive a T-Mobile Hometown Grant, in the amount of $50,000.

T-Mobile banner at the check ceremony. County 10 photo.

The City applied for the grant in December of 2020, which was authorized at the October 12th City Council meeting, and will help fund the proposed Popo Agie River Park.

Ben Bock, T-mobile rural market manager for Western Colorado/Wyoming, presented the check at the location site of the approximately 36 acre park, at 200 Poor Farm Road.

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Ben Bock addresses the crowd. County 10 photo.

“At T-Mobile, we are focused on supporting the communities we serve, and we are here in Lander to just that,” Bock commented after thanking Mayor Monte Richardson, Assistant Mayor RaJean Strube Fossen, and the Lander City Council.

Mayor Richardson thanks those who helped make the award possible. County 10 photo.

Mayor Richardson thanked the City Staff and Council as well, stating “all their forward thinking” is what will lead to one of the biggest things they have accomplished in their tenures.

Mayor Richardson listens on as Assistant Mayor Srube Fossen explains potential plans for the park. County 10 photo.

“I’m really happy for the future generations and what they decide to do with this park,” Strube Fossen added before asking Council Member Missy White to speak.

“Among the decisions we have to make as Council are near term, medium term, and long term, and to be able to be a part of a decision like this is truly a generational gift to the community of Lander,” White commented.

For more information on potential uses and the next steps for the proposed park, click here.

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For more information on T-Mobile services in Lander, head over to the Radio Shack on Main Street and check out their new display for more details.

Check out some more photos from the event below.

County 10 photo.
County 10 photo.
County 10 photo.

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