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June 25, 2018 The Honorable Tom Cole Chair Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Ranking Member Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Roy Blunt Chair Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510


Dear Chairmen Cole and Blunt and Ranking Members DeLauro and Murray: As bipartisan, governor-appointed state and territorial service commissioners, we are joining together to offer this letter to demonstrate our deep commitment to service in the communities that you represent. We write to ask you to protect and expand funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and its programs, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund. On behalf of all the programs that we fund and partner with, we extend our deepest appreciation for the support for CNCS in the FY 2018 appropriations legislation. We are especially thankful for the strengthened investment in AmeriCorps and state service commissions. We have received your message loud and clear: you support our work and want us to do more of it. We guarantee that we will deliver. As you know, for decades national and community service has proven to be a cost-effective investment that helps create jobs, solve local problems, and strengthen communities. AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members are serving communities ravaged by the opioid epidemic, mentoring struggling students, providing job training, supporting veterans and military families, and coordinating relief and recovery efforts in areas affected by natural disasters — and more. As state service commissioners, we determine the needs of our states, set policy and program priorities for AmeriCorps programs, and provide governors with unique resources and solutions to meet individual state and local needs. We have a strong pulse on the needs in our communities and we know that service is having a significant impact. Therefore, we ask you to prioritize service to our country by fully funding and expanding AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, state service commissions and all CNCS programs in FY 2019 appropriations legislation. 
 Thank you for your continued service to America. Sincerely, The following State Service Commissioners:

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Alabama Paul W. Kennedy, Jasper, AL Danny Patterson, Mobile, AL Alaska Jenni Lefing, Juneau, AK Arizona Donna Davis, Chair, Litchfield Park, AZ Alex Gabaldon, Vice-Chair, Prescott, AZ Tyler Butler, Phoenix, AZ Sarah Pacheco, Sierra Vista, AZ Jennifer Lane, Ph.D., Scottsdale, AZ Thomas Winkel, Phoenix, AZ Donna McBride, Casa Grande, AZ Arkansas Chairman Bruce Davis, Hot Springs Village, AR Doyle Ray, Pine Bluff, AR Gloria Redman, Little Rock, AR Kelley Nosari, Mountain Home, AR Ken Wasson, North Little Rock, AR Kristi Davis, Little Rock, AR Vernard Henley, Jr., Little Rock, AR Mayor JoAnne Bush, Lake Village, AR Melanie Watson, Little Rock, AR Robert Coon, Little Rock, AR California Wendy Garen, Glendale, CA David Wayne Porges, Pasadena, CA Jeff Hoffman, Long Beach, CA Donna Bojarsky, Los Angeles, CA Karla Crawford, Sacramento, CA Kathryn McKim, El Dorado Hills, CA Lisa Spinali, San Francisco, CA Amanda Plasencia, Sacramento, CA Colorado Alisa Dian Dorman, Highlands Ranch, CO Amy Sovocool, Durango, CO Carol Schneider, Wheat Ridge, CO Catherine Lasnik, Commerce City, CO Debora Lynn Smith, Littleton, CO Denise Burkhardt King, Highlands Ranch, CO Frederic Alexander Jarman, Glenwood Springs, CO

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Ian Cowan, Denver, CO Kate Kalstein, Denver, CO Marc Dettendrieder, Florissant, CO Maria Fabula, Denver, CO Ryan John Hanschen, Denver, CO Sarah Hamilton, Denver, CO Steven Lawrence Trujillo, Pueblo, CO Summer Gathercole, Denver, CO Connecticut Iona Black, New Haven, CT William Dyson, New Haven, CT Matthew Farley, Wallingford, CT Carla Friedman, Wilton, CT Meghan Gagnon, Newington, CT Kelly Halkyard, North Haven, CT Trudy Higgins, Prospect, CT Margaret McCreedy, Thomaston, CT Shannon Mykins, New Haven, CT Cherlyn Poindexter, Hamden, CT Sandy Santy, Hamden, CT Kanwaljit Singh, Southington, CT Nate Snow, Bridgeport, CT Theresa Strong, Newington, CT Max Tanguay-Colucci, New Haven, CT Patricia Tarasovic, Oxford, CT Delaware Georgeanna Windley, Dover, DE Rev. Sharon Morgan, Camden, DE Florida Chair Sam Seevers, Destin, FL Vice Chair Autumn Karlinsky, Weston, FLÂ Treasurer Todd Demko, Safety Harbor, FL Mayor Ashton Hayward, Pensacola, FL Sherry Wheelock, Clermont, FL Chucha Barber, Tallahassee, FL Christina Bonarrigo Villamil, Coral Gables, FL Jayne Cerio, Tallahassee, FL Meghan Collins, Tallahassee, FL James Croteau, Tallahassee, FL John Davis, Orlando, FL Susan Glickman, Indian Rocks Beach, FL Kyle Hill, Tallahassee, FL Betsheell Louis, Orlando, FL

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Natalia Martinez-Kalinina, Pembroke Pines, FL Penny Miller, Ocala, FL Cynthia O’Connell, Tallahassee, FL Sabeen Perwaiz Syed, Jacksonville, FL Maritza Rovira-Forino, Land O’Lakes, FL Lys Rubin, Plantation, FL Kerry Anne Schultz, Gulf Breeze, FL Judi Spann, Jacksonville Beach, FL Susan Towler, Jacksonville, FL Kelli Walker, Tallahassee, FL Georgia Semba Brittian, Fairburn, GA Evan Karanovich, Atlanta, GA Aimee Yrlas Simpson, Lilburn, GA Kathy Colbenson, Atlanta, GA Jennifer Guynn, Dunwoody, GA Illinois Jeff Turnbull, Peoria, IL Debra Marton, Schaumburg, IL Jane Angelis, Carbondale, IL Jennifer Benanti, Springfield, IL Julian Brown, Chicago, IL Barb Byrne, Monmouth, IL Nisan Chavkin, Evanston, IL Laura Davis, Chicago, IL Merri Dee, Chicago, IL James Dixon, Springfield, IL Chris Errera, Schaumburg, IL Beth Ford, Chicago, IL Natalie Furlett, Chicago, IL Amanda Guinn, Belleville, IL Shawn Healy, Chicago, IL Howard Lathan, Chicago, IL Tiffany Mathis, Springfield, IL Adam McGriffin, Chicago, IL Jenné Myers, Chicago, IL Katherine Nelson, Springfield, IL Joseph Rives, Moline, IL Giraldo Rosales, Champaign, IL Anne Schuman, Morton Grove, IL Cynthia Sims, Carbondale, IL Stephen Silberman, Galena, IL Tony Smith, Springfield, IL Barbara Tubekis, Winnetka, IL

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Eric Wienheimer, River Forest, IL Jennifer Witzel, Mt. Vernon, IL Indiana Mark Eutsler, Linden, IN Stefonie Sebastian, Brownsburg, IN Amanda Johnson, Indianapolis, IN Iowa Amy DeCastro, Des Moines, IA Jordan DeGree, Dubuque, IA Cheri Doane, Pella, IA Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson, Storm Lake, IA Lauren Finke, Waterloo, IA Dennis Gabler, Adel, IA Dr. Cynthia Hanson, Sioux City, IA Rachael Johnson, Cedar Falls, IA Traci Kirtley, Huxley, IA RepresentativE Kevin Koester, Ankeny, IA Cherian Koshy, Des Moines, IA Dave Layton, Clinton, IA Crystal Meier, Mason City, IA Dr. Charles Minnick, Clinton, IA Michael Pearson, Cedar Rapids, IA Kalen Petersen, Story City, IA Senator Amanda Ragan, Mason City, IA Kris Ranney, Council Bluffs, IA Leah Rodenberg, Cedar Rapids, IA Anderson Sainci, Dubuque, IA Emily Shields, Des Moines, IA Shanlyn Seivert, Des Moines, IA Greg Sutherland, Ellston, IA Angela Ten Clay, Des Moines, IA Jordan Vernoy, Cedar Falls, IA Hon. Kerry Walter-Ashby, Ankeny, IA Dr. Tammy Wawro, Cedar Rapids, IA Kristine Winter, Urbandale, IA Kansas Carolyn Campbell, Topeka, KS Joe Marlow, Olathe, KS Deb Tucker, Salina, KS Ken Willard, Hutchinson, KS Amy Pinger, Topeka, KS Barbara Hickert, Topeka, KS David Battey, Fairway, KS

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Jolene Niernberger, Ellis, KS Kentucky DeAnna Brangers, Louisville, KY Andrew Cole, Crestview Hills, KY Elizabeth Combs, Pikeville, KY Tamara Cox, Mt. Vernon, KY Bill Farmer Jr., Lexington, KY John Gillig, Frankfort, KY Peter Hayes, Louisville, KY Kevin Mays, Bowling Green, KY Gary McCollum, Lexington, KY Megan Mortis, Henderson, KY Lauren Palmer, Verona, KY Kevin Russell, Radcli, KY Matthew Seifried, Florence, KY Madison Silvert, Owensboro, KY Lanny Taulbee, Lexington, KY Louisiana Karen Barnes, Shreveport, LA Sandra Cavalier, Denham Springs, LA Kellie Duhon, Crowley, LA Carissa Graves, Baton Rouge, LA Ryan Haynie, Baton Rouge, LA Leslie Hill, Baton Rouge, LA Gwendolyn Hilliard, Prairieville, LA Mitzi Hochheiser, Baton Rouge, LA Lee Arthur Jeter, Shreveport, LA Angela Jouett, Lake Charles, LA Julie LaFleur, Lafayette, LA Patrick Lawler, Baton Rouge, LA Paul Pratt, Shreveport, LA Grant Shreiner, New Orleans, LA Kyle Wedberg, New Orleans, LA Maine Ed Barrett ,Lewiston, ME F. Celeste Branham, Farmington, ME David Burns, Whiting, ME Deborah Johnson, Harpswell, ME Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, Unity, ME Beth Lambert, Fairfield, ME Brianna Tibbetts, North Waterboro, ME Carol Rancourt, Scarborough, ME Nicole M. Pellenz, South Portland, ME

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John Portela, Brunswick, ME Jamie Logan, Augusta, ME David Wihry, Bangor, ME Joseph Young, Fayette, ME Maryland Bruce Goldensohn, Gaithersbuerg, MD William Mandicott, Frostburg, MD Renée M. Winsky, Annapolis, MD Massachusetts Larry Bailis, Cambridge, MA Jim Bourdon, Falmouth, MA Will Chrysanthos, Medford, MA Sally Fuller, Wilburham, MA Jill Griffin, Boston, MA Emily Haber, Boston, MA Alice Jelin Isenberg, Boston, MA Rev. Edwin Johnson, Boston, MA Kimberly Y. Jones, Framingham, MA Louise Keogh Weed, Cambridge. MA Tim Krumreig, Everett, MA Simone Lawrence, Boston, MA Julie Livingstone, Boston, MA Kristen McKinnon, Boston, MA Barbara Moffat, Springfield, MA David Roach, Millbury, MA Emily Shea, Boston, MA Eric Solem, Chestnut Hill, MA Susan Staples, Ludlow, MA Helene Horan Winn, Shrewsbury, MA Michigan Kimberly Sims, Muskegon Heights, MI David Parent, Ann Arbor, MI Katharine Janes, Mt. Pleasant, MI Jerry Swartz, Lansing, MI Samasandrapalya Kiran, Flint, MI Rob Collier, Grand Rapids, MI Maria Holmes, Belleville, MI David Price, Lansing, MI Diana Algra, Lansing, MI Beverly Grant, Grand Rapids, MI Kelsey Snyder, Ann Arbor, MI Michelle Rabideau, Grand Rapids, MI Bob Kolt, Haslett, MI

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Lorna Utley, Gross Pointe Woods, MI Heidi Magyar, Laingsburg, MI Peter Lemmer, Grand Ledge, MI Jessica Ives, Grass Lake, MI John Truscott, Grand Haven, MI Minnesota Bill Arendt Annandale, MN Holly Christie Minneapolis, MN Jessica Damsgard St. Paul, MN Gracie George Woodbury, MN Linda Gilligan Edina, MN Tom Horner, Edina, MN Noya Woodrich Brooklyn Center, MN Mississippi Retha Harrison, Diberville, MS Arledia Bennett, Oxford, MS Owen Brown, II, Columbus, MS Deborah Bryant, Jackson, MS Becky Cade, Madison, MS Patty Cappaert, Vicksburg, MS Mike Dixon, Hattiesburg, MS Phillip Gandy, Waynesboro, MS Perry Green, West Point, MS Darryl Grennell, Natchez, MS Patrice Guilfoyle, Madison, MS Dr. Kristi Hendrix, Jackson, MS Katie H. Hood, Esq., Utica, MS Dr. Rolando Herts, Cleveland, MS Janis Lane, Newton, MS Alfred E. McNair, Jr., M.D., Ocean Springs, MS Dr. Bridget Pieschel, Columbus, MS Mark Prine, Hattiesburg, MS Robin Robinson, Laurel, MS Dr. Ashley Parker Sheils, Oxford, MS William “Quint” Withers, V, Jackson, MS Missouri Russ Unger, Columbia, MO Janis K. VanMeter, Lewistown, MO Nina Murphy, St. Louis, MO Forrest Miller, St. Louis, MO  Cheryl Hibbeler, O'Fallon, MO John Albright, Clayton, MO Montana

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Kevin Myhre, Chair, Lewistown, MT Rebecca Harbage, Vice Chair, Helena, MT Mayor Sandra Jones, Roundup, MT Heather Margolis, Bozeman, MT Karen Olsen Billings, Helena, MT Barbara Braided-Hair, Lame Deer, MT Jim Larson, Billings, MT Danette Rector, Missoula, MT  Holter Bailey, Missoula, MT Karen Moses, Billings, MT Amy Unsworth, Helen, MT Nebraska Matthew Clough, Omaha, NE Kare Heilbrun, Gering, NE Lisa Hiatt, Lincoln, NE Marjorie Maas, Omaha, NE Diane Mallette, Fremont, NE Deborah Neary, Omaha, NE Jennifer Strako, Omaha, NE Susan Rocker, Lincoln, NE Jennifer Worthington, Grand Island, NE Jamesena Moore, Omaha, NE Rose White, Omaha, NE Former First Lady Sally Ganem, Fremont, NE Frank Hayes, Omaha, NE Ashley Hatheway, Omaha, NE Ben Jones, Omaha, NE Stephanie Mueller, Omaha, NE Shelia O'Connor, Lincoln, NE Debra Schilz, Ogallala, NE Kevin Warnake,Omaha, NE Ronald Sedlacek, Lincoln, NE Nevada Jennifer Bergdoll, Las Vegas, NV Dotty Merrill, Reno, NV Tom Warden, Las Vegas, NV Jeremy Stocking, Reno, NV Brandon Thompson, Reno, NV Stacy Woodbury, Carson City, NV Sean Corbett, Las Vegas, NV Viviana Dickieson, Las Vegas, NV Brianna McCullough, Las Vegas, NV Irene Bustamante-Adams, Las Vegas, NV Beth Bartel, Las Vegas, NV

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Brian Catlett, Las Vegas, NV Scott Emerson, Las Vegas, NV Debra Gallo, Las Vegas, NV Susan Haas, Carson City, NV Wes Henderson, Carson City, NV Mary Herzik, Reno, NV Randy Robison, Las Vegas, NV Anna Severens, Carson City, NV David Sirna, Reno, NV Celete Tinajero, Reno, NV Jesse Wadhams, Reno, NV Cedric Williams, Las Vegas, NV New Hampshire Gregg Stephens, Manchester, NH Pam Hall, Portsmouth, NH Christine Williams, Bedford, NH Steve Epstein, Concord, NH Glenn Cordelli, Tuftonboro, NH Janna Hartley, Pembroke, NH Justin Kates, Nashua, NH Jennifer Rainie, Concord, NH Michelle Veasey, Concord, NH New Jersey Michael Pulsinelli, Manahawkin, NJ Dr. M. Ali Chaudry, Basking Ridge, NJ Anne B. Ciemnecki, East Windsor, NJ Daniel Croson, Jr., Carteret, NJ Margaret Gilbride, Maplewood, NJ Wayne Meisel, Princeton, NJ Brenda Beavers, Livingston, NJ Linda Czipo, Mercerville, NJ David Warshaw, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ New Mexico Jorja Armijo-Brasher, Albuquerque, NM Erin Atkins, Alamogordo, NM Dustin Chavez, Albuquerque, NM Bernadine Dallago, Albuquerque, NM Alice Garza, Albuquerque, NM Elaine Graff, Albuquerque, NM Nancy Hughes, Albuquerque, NM Charles Humiston, Albuquerque, NM Renee Lowden, Albuquerque, NM Matthew Montoya, Albuquerque, NM

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Alice Perez, Gallup, NM Richard Saord, Taos, NM Phoebe Suina, Bernalillo, NM North Carolina Yvonne Kinston, Fayetteville, NC North Dakota Annette Martel, Bismarck, ND Bruce Emmil, Bismarck, ND Greg Allen, Jamestown, ND Jolene Garty, Fargo, ND Lisa Meier, Bismarck, ND Loren Balkowitsch, Bismarck, ND Tim Mathern, Fargo, ND Ohio Pandora Shaw Dupras, Chillicothe, OH Oklahoma Joyce Clark, Bethany, OK Ann Garrett, Edmond, OK Laura Boyd, Norman, OK Pam Ballard, Tulsa, OK Beverly Hoster, Tulsa, OK Oregon Pablo Brito, Portland, OR Mila Buckland, Portland, OR Ross Cornelius, Portland, OR Jorge Cruz, Portland, OR Bill Diez, Portland, OR Michael Fieldman, Roseburg, OR Adele McAfee, Bend, OR Derenda Schubert, Portland, OR Josh Todd, Portland, OR Elias Villegas, Woodburn, OR Kelly Wessels, Grants Pass, OR Pennsylvania Stephen Bishop, Harrisburg, PA Jerry Oleksiak, Harrisburg, PA Amanda Hurd, Erie, PA Andy Nagy, Jessup, PA Daniel B. Woord, Malvern, PA

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Rhode Island J. Michael Downey, Providence, RI                Frank Flynn, Providence, RI                      John Murphy, Providence, RI                    Gail Mance-Rios, Providence, RI     Ingrid Ardaya, Providence, RI Joseph Baxter, Providence, RI Sandra Cano, Pawtucket, RI Christopher Dawson, Providence, RI Delbert Glover, Providence, RI Betty Jackson, Providence, RI Carmen Mirabel, Providence, RI              Nina Pande, Providence, RI Arthur Plitt, Pawtucket, RI Elaine Ruggieri, Providence, RI Carolyn Sheehan, Newport, RI Carolyn Belisle, Cumberland, RI South Carolina Linda Harrill, Murrells Inlet, SC Bonita Hunter, Sumter, SC Missy Santorum, Hilton Head Island, SC Jane Daniel, Greer, SC Karen Oliver, Columbia, SC Abagail Elsey, Charleston, SC Heather Love, Greenville, SC Andrew Uhrich, Moncks Corner, SC Randy L Potts, Summerville, SC Bob Wrigglesworth, Murrells Inlet, SC Tennessee Tiffany Day, Nashville, TN Elizabeth A White, Nashville, TN Eileen Wollam, Nashville, TN Greg Lyles, Murfreesboro, TN Jennifer Abernathy, Nashville, TN Wanda Perry, Jackson, TN Pamela J Davis, Gallatin, TN Amy Walter, Nashville, TN Terry A Silver, Old Hickory, TN

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Texas

Kirk Beckert, Richardson, TX
 Sonal Bhuchar, Sugar Land, TX Daphne Brookins, Forest Hill, TX
 Mike Burke, Austin, TX Ronnie Hagerty, Houston, TX
 Annette Gracy Juba, Austin, TX Mary Grace Landrum, Houston, TX Amber Rose Kilgore, Austin, TX Roger O’Dell, El Paso, TX Gene Seaman, Corpus Christi, TX
 James Senegal, Conroe, TX Kathryn Timmerman, Austin, TX Kate Williamson, Midland, TX Utah Jill Love, Salt Lake City, UT Becky Edwards, North Salt Lake, UT David Clark, St. George, UT Debbie Hardy, North Salt Lake, UT Debra Hoyt – Layton, UT Todd B Hansen – Draper, UT Karen McCandless – Provo, UT Kris Hamlet – Woods Cross, UT Lindsey Kneuven, Salt Lake City, UT Melissa Young-Fomm, Provo, UT Paul Leggett – Salt Lake City, UT Richard Gonzales – Salt Lake City, UT Stan Penfold, Salt Lake City, UT Vikram Ravi, Provo, UT Vermont Christy Gallese, Charlotte, VT Jason Gosselin, Williston, VT Peter Hayward, Brattelboro, VT J.Guy Isabelle, Barre, VT Kate Larose, St. Albans, VT Robert McCabe, St. Johnsbury, VT Megan McKeever, Montpelier, VT Dan Noyes, Wolcott, VT Benji Thurber, Burlington, VT Betsy Ward, Burlington, VT Nicole Whalen, Worcester, VT Lee White, Barre, VT

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Virginia Vanessa Diamond, Richmond, VA Washington Liahann Bannerman, Seattle, WA Gretchen Chomas, Spokane, WA  Lynne Dodson, Seattle, WA  Amy Ezzo, Seattle, WA  Michael Grayum, Tacoma, WA  Amy Hoyte, Lacey, WA  Becky Kinley, Bellingham, WA  Diane Klontz, Tacoma, WA  Cindy Rockholt, Olympia, WA  Joel Ryan, Kirkland, WA  Marcie Sample, Elma, WA  Stephanie Sanchez, Spokane, WA  Erika Tucci, Tacoma, WA  Alan Walker, Wenatchee, WA  Susan Weiss, Seattle, WA West Virginia Mercedes Jones Castle, Cross Lanes, WV Janet Somerville, Elizabeth, WV Sammy Gray, Charleston, WV Michael Hooper, Wheeling, WV Dwight Coburn, Huntington, WV Ann Worley, Beckley, WV Margaret Ann O’Neal, Charleston, WV Philip Keith, Buckhannon, WV Emily Fisher, Tridelphia, WV Kim Good, Charleston, WV Angela Beblo, Charleston, WV John Reisenweber, Martinsburg, WV Blake Humphrey, Morgantown, WV Erica Mani, Charleston, WV Josh Ashbury, Summersville, WV Linda Miller, Charleston, WV Mark Mangano, Chester, WV Daniel Ritchey, Richwood, WV Susie Nelson, Wheeling, WV Jimmy Gianato, Charleston, WV Larry McCallister, Parkersburg, WV Wisconsin Margaret Jane Moore, Milwaukee, WI Pam Charles, Beloit, WI

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Wyoming Jennifer Crowe, Banner, WY15 Melissa Stahley-Cummings, Casper, WY Cody Friedlan, Gillette, WY Andy Gienapp, Cheyenne, WY Michael Griin, Cheyenne, WY Andrea Harrington, Laramie, WY Kenya Haynes, Cheyenne, WY Shelby Hinze, Cheyenne, WY Brandon Kosine, Casper, WY Nancy McKenzie, Wheatland, WY Spencer Pollock, Cheyenne, WY Michelle Panos, Cheyenne, WY Kathryn Primrose, Lander, WY Mary Rosenberg, Riverton, WY Taylor Rosty, Laramie, WY Gus Stonum, Laramie, WY Dean Welch, Casper, WY Bianca Zoe White, Pinedale, WY

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