Councilman Johnson wins WyHy Community Advocate funds

Published: Oct. 25, 2017 at 12:13 PM CDT
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For those in the community who love the Cheyenne skate park, there’s good news; it’s about to get nicer.

Each year, WyHy Federal Credit Union asks their members to nominate people who advocate for the community. After an online campaign session, city council member Richard Johnson was chosen as the 2017 recipient of the 4th annual contest.

In the contest, WyHy asks the public to nominate those who are results driven, action-orientated individuals working for the betterment of their community. They say it’s a way to recognize and celebrate the “quiet heroes” among us who do so much, and ask for nothing in return.

So, on Tuesday (10/24/17) Bruce Bryan, Executive Vice-President of WyH presented Johnson with a check for $2,000. The money could go towards a project of the winner’s choice, and Johnson has chosen to use the funds to revamp the skate park, located near East High School and Brimmer Park.

Bryan says, “it’s a great opportunity for our young people and those that are young at heart to get together and enjoy a little activity in our community.”

A true local, councilman Johnson says the skate park has been dear to his heart for 28 years now. He says “I asked that the 2k be given to the Cheyenne Skatepark for some tender love and care. I want to show my love to my roots and fix some cracks and holes. It's where I come from…”

Bryan “Alf” Grzegorczyk came in second, raking in $1,000 for his cause, the Cheyenne Therapeutic Equestrian Center, a therapeutic riding center for special needs riders. He’ll be presented with his check from WyHy on Friday.