Two New Members Join the Wyoming Transportation Commission
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Transportation Commission has two new members representing several counties in the western and southeastern parts of the state.
Gov. Mark Gordon, with the approval of the state Senate, recently appointed Jon Dolezal, of Evanston, and Lee Filer, of Cheyenne, to the commission.
Dolezal represents Commission District 3, which includes Uinta, Lincoln, Sublette, and Teton counties. Filer represents Commission District 1, which encompasses Goshen, Platte, and Laramie counties. Both will serve six-year terms.
Dolezal and Filer are part of a seven-member commission, which also includes Chairman Mike Larson, of Lusk; Vice Chairman Rick Newton, of Buffalo; and commissioners Phil Schmidt, of Casper; Jim Espy, of Savery; and Louie Pfrangle, of Worland.
Dolezal is the executive vice president and chief credit officer of Uinta Bank in Evanston, Mountain View and Rock Springs.
Dolezal was raised and graduated high school in Mountain View, Wyoming. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming. After graduating, he worked in banking in Laramie before moving back to southwest Wyoming.
He has been involved in numerous volunteer endeavors in recent years, including serving on the Evanston Renewal Board. He is currently on the Youth Athletic Board with the Evanston Parks and Recreation and has coached many youth sports throughout the years.
Filer works as an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad, a position he’s held since 2003.
Filer was raised in Cheyenne and attended school there. He served in the Wyoming Air National Guard from 2001-2004, and again from 2010-2016. While in the military, he attended the Community College of the Air Force.
In 2019, Filer was appointed to serve on the City of Cheyenne Personnel Commission.
He was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives from 2013-2014. While serving in the Legislature, he was a member of the Labor, Health & Social Services Committee, the Journal Committee, and the Select Committee on Archaic Laws. He was appointed by former Gov. Matt Mead to the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities in 2012, and he was chairman in his last year on the council in 2018. Filer also served on the Department of Family Services Advisory Council from 2014-2018.
Commission meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. Visit dot.state.wy.us/meetings for a complete meeting schedule.