Chamber Program Donates $17k Towards City Beautification Projects
The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cheyenne Program presented $17,000 towards two community beautification projects. The 2015-2016 Leadership Cheyenne Class contributed $5,000 towards the J.T. Clark Fire House Bell and the 2016-2017 Class contributed $12,000 towards the Wayfinding signs throughout town focused on recognizing the military.
"We are sincerely fortunate to have organization Leadership Cheyenne supporting the beautification of our City." Shared Mayor Orr, "Funds to recognize these historic elements in our community is not something we budget for at the City and we really are fortunate to have this kind of support annually from Leadership Cheyenne. As for the Way-Finding Signs, they are a great addition to our community and not everyone uses apps and Waze to find their way around town. These signs really help visitors and residents to navigate to our community's gems."
The J.T. Clark Fire House Bell has been a restoration project focused on also reuniting the the history to its roots. It will be moved to South Cheyenne to where it originated which is at the Fire Station #2 location at Walterscheild Blvd and Fox Farm Rd. The location of the bell originally was at the J.T. Clark Company, founded in 1878. Their purpose was to fight fires on south of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at the time. Majority of the firefighters of the unit were Union Pacific Railroad employees.
The 2015-2016 Leadership Cheyenne Class hosted the program's Beautification-Ball during October of 2016. Funds raised were focused on the restoration of a historic feature in the community. Therefore they are donating proceeds of $5,000 to the Mayor of Cheyenne, Mayor Marian Orr. This final amount will be able to achieve the goal of restoring and relocating the Bell by September 11th for a ceremony in honor of First Responders.
The 2016-2017 Class will present tomorrow evening at The Paramount Ballroom a check for $12,000 to the City of Cheyenne for the Wayfinding signs around the community. The funds will support the creation of military seals to reflect Cheyenne pride for the Armed Forces on the recently installed signs throughout the community.
Applications to join the next Leadership Cheyenne Class is currently available HERE.