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City Council nominates Freel, Pacheco, Cathey to serve as Casper’s next mayor

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council will conduct an informal straw poll on Tuesday, November 30 that will lead to the selection of Casper’s new mayor and vice mayor.

The city council was asked during its November 9 work session to provide nominations from among council members for the mayoral and vice-mayoral positions. The following members of the council were nominated to serve as Casper’s next mayor, according to city staff:

  • Current Mayor Steve Freel
  • Current Vice Mayor Ray Pacheco
  • Council member Steve Cathey

Nominations for vice mayor include:

  • Freel
  • Pacheco
  • Cathey
  • Council member Bruce Knell
  • Council member Lisa Engebretsen

After the city council conducts the straw poll during its November 30 work session, the winners of that straw poll will be recommended for appointment to the positions of mayor and vice mayor. The council will then be asked to formally approve the selections for new mayor and vice mayor during the Tuesday, January 4, 2022 regular meeting.