(Denver, Colo.) — In the West — Wyoming especially — we generate a unique blend of citizens. Our leaders often show grit and integrity, and have enough real life experience to relate to every-day people. To honor those leaders, the National Western Stock Show names a Citizen of the West each year, with past honorees spanning the ranks of politicians to authors and ranchers. This year, former Gov. Mike Sullivan has been selected the National Western Stock Show
's Citizen of the West.
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*h/t National Western Stock Show / Pitchengine Communities *
According to the Stock Show, the Citizen of the West is selected from
community leaders who exemplify "the spirit and determination of a western
"These modern day pioneers are honored for their economic and philanthropic
endeavors in the West," the Stock Show says.
Sullivan was raised in Douglas, became the 29th Governor of Wyoming in 1986
and in 1999, was asked by President Clinton to become US Ambassador to
Sullivan will be honored at a dinner ceremony in Denver on Jan. 11.
Read the National Western Stock Show's full biography of Sullivan here
*Feature photo: University of Wyoming / Pitchengine Communities*
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