Ivan Posey resigns from the ESBC to take new career

Eastern Shoshone Business Councilman Ivan Posey has officially resigned his seat on the council to take a full-time position at Central Wyoming College. He accepted the new job last week and tendered his resignation early this week. Posey has served on the council for 20 years. "It's been a really rewarding experience," he said. "It's been a good ride." While Posey declined to take sole credit for anything he accomplished in the last couple decades, he said he was most proud of helping establish the local Boys and Girls Club, moving the dialysis center from Lander into Fort Washakie, and working with the state to get the Shoshone Rose Casino approved. "I've been blessed by the creator to serve this community," Posey said. He starts at CWC on May 3 as the Diversity Coordinator. Posey said he'll get to build the program essentially from the ground up, helping CWC diversify both staff and student base. This diversity will include everyone from Native Americans to the local Latino population to veterans. He'll work between the college and the minorities to make sure needs are met for all parties. What does this vacancy mean for the ESBC? The ESBC will likely declare Posey's seat vacant at the start of May and then the elections office will begin the process to put together a special election. Posey was up for re-election in August, so this special election will only determine who will finish his term before the general election. #county10 #news