State Treasurer Mark Gordon speaks at banquet

State Treasurer Mark Gordon toured Lovell Friday, then joined in the festivities at the annual Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce Community Banquet at the Community Center.

Gordon, who was appointed state treasurer by Gov. Matt Mead on Oct. 26, 2012, following the death of Treasurer Joe Meyer, was making his first extended visit to Lovell since the campaign of 2008, when he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives. He said he remembered meeting many good people during that visit, including Dorothy Nelson, who drove him in the Mustang Days Parade in her Ford Mustang convertible.

Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon spoke at the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet Friday night.

Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon spoke at the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet Friday night.

Friday, Gordon met at the Brandin’ Iron Restaurant with Mayor Bruce Morrison, Town Councilman Brian Dickson and Commissioner Keith Grant, then toured North Big Horn Hospital and the New Horizons Care Center with CEO Rick Schroeder and Director of Marketing Janet Koritnik.

From there, Gordon toured the Lovell Fire Hall with Chief Jim Minchow, Captain Bob Mangus and other leaders of the Lovell Volunteer Fire Dept. He also met with Big Horn County Search and Rescue officials Dennis Woodward and Tom Irwin and examined Lovell’s water and sewer infrastructure project with Dickson and Director of Public Works Doug Savage.

His afternoon ended with a visit to the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.

Chamber banquet

Friday’s banquet included five awards, the recognition of the past president and Gordon’s keynote address. Chamber of commerce board member Bruce Wolsey was the master of ceremonies.

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