As the City of Laramie welcomes three new Council members, they offer their best wishes to three outgoing members who will be retiring from their seats after years of dedicated service, according to a recent release.

Fred Schmechel

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Fred Schmechel is an arts and humanities advocate and serial entrepreneur. Fred grew up in Southeast Wyoming, graduated from the Leadership Wyoming program in 2019, and currently serves on the board of Wyoming Humanities. Fred has helped launch more than 150 small businesses in the region and is now turning his sights towards building upon Wyoming’s cultural sector.

Bryan Shuster

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Bryan Shuster served the Laramie community from 2003 – 2011 and from 2015 – 2022. Additionally, Bryan served as a Council Liaison to the Planning Commission, Laramie Rifle Range, Laramie Railroad Depot, Finance Committee, Wyoming Territorial Park Board, and Urban System Advisory Committee, to name a few. Bryan continues to be committed to the Laramie community and aspires to serve at the legislative level.

Paul Weaver

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Paul Weaver is a 34-year resident of Laramie and is a Wyoming native. Paul has served on the City Council for two terms, between 2013-2017 and 2019- 2023. While serving, he participated in work with the Parks and Recreation, Finance, Downtown Development Authority, and Monolith Ranch committees. Prior to joining the City Council Paul also served on the City Planning Commission.

The City of Laramie is grateful for these members’ time spent on the City Council and all they’ve contributed to the betterment of our beloved community.

Please join us in wishing them well and thanking them for their service!

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