Riverton native named WYDOT’s Chief Engineer

    Shelby Carlson, former WYDOT district engineer for District 5 headquartered in Basin, will be the new chief engineer after current Chief Engineer Gregg Fredrick retires in November.
    Carlson will officially become chief engineer on Nov. 1. Fredrick will retire on Nov. 2 after serving more than 30 years with WYDOT. Fredrick started as a temporary employee in 1980 and was hired in 1986 after graduating from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.“I’m really excited to be coming back to WYDOT, which is like a family to me,” Carlson said. “My heart has always been there. I enjoy the type of work WYDOT does and the challenges it brings.”

    Carlson began working at WYDOT in July 1989. She worked for Construction, Design and as a specifications engineer. In 2004, she became district engineer for District 5 covering the Big Horn Basin and Fremont County, a position she held until 2016 when she went to work as administrator of the State Construction School Facilities Division.

    Shelby, who is from Riverton, earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming.


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