New city council president and vice president formally voted on

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) The first Cheyenne City Council meeting of 2020 took place on Jan. 13 and brought a formal vote on a new council president and vice president. Councilman Rocky Case was the president in 2019 and was presented with a plaque by Mayor Marian Orr as she thanked him for his work. Dr. Mark Rinne of Ward II will serve as the 2020 president and Jeff White as the vice president.

“It has been a good year in terms of healthy discussion, healthy debate, and driving some good things forward,” said Councilman Rocky Case, Ward III.

Towards the end of the meeting, Councilman Pete Laybourn voiced his concerns about not being clear on what the council’s ideas and goals are for the year. Laybourn says the current work sessions are too brief and too sporadic for the council to really dig into important issues of a changing and growing community.

“Our responsibility is to the public and I hope this year, this council can demonstrate to the public how serious we are, how seriously we take our responsibilities and how we can look at issues, come together, act on those issues, and make this community a better place,” said Councilman Pete Laybourn, Ward I.