Charles Bloom, AICP, is the principal planner for the City of Laramie Planning Department and has been with the City since 2005. Charles has served as the past president of the Wyoming Planning Association (WYOPASS) and an adjunct professor teaching planning and sustainability in the University of Wyoming's Geography Department. Prior to Laramie, he was with the City of Little Rock, Arkansas as a Planner II and Historic Preservation Administrator and has worked at the University of Colorado Environmental Center. Charles has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado. Charles’ experiences have included the adoption of a Unified Development Code, managing specific area plans, creation of a historic district design guidelines and creation of a Housing Study. Charles has received numerous awards including the Arkansas Traveler award in 2005, 2016 Wyoming Planner of the Year and was named as one of Laramie Young Professionals 2016’s top 20 Under 40 in Laramie, WY.
Margaret Brown has a long career of service in Laramie and Wyoming. After volunteering for several years for the Laramie Beautification Committee, she has recently become Chairman of that group. Margaret has been employed in development positions with WPR and UW College of Law. She has continued her fund-raising efforts with several organizations including Laramie Main Street Alliance, where she served on the board for several years. She has been a local and State president for League of Women Voters, and served two terms on that national board. Margaret served two terms in the Wyoming Legislature as a Representative from Carbon County.
Tim Chesnut is a native of Laramie and the graduate of Laramie high school. Attended the University of Wyoming in political science in journalism. He worked for the Laramie daily boomerang for 15 years as a photographer and is currently in AlbanyCounty commissioner and supporter of public arts.
Jodi Guerin serves as the Chair for LPAC. She works for the City of Laramie as the Recreation Manager, helping bring recreational and arts activities to the community through her work in the Recreation Division. Guerin is a long-time Laramie resident and graduate of the University of Wyoming in art. She has a passion for knitting, old buildings, gardening and a variety of other creative endeavors and has served the community as a Planning Commissioner, Downtown Laramie Business Association Chair and Mayor.
Susan Moldenhauer serves as the Vice-Chair for LPAC. She is the Director and Chief Curator of the University of Wyoming Art Museum with curatorial expertise in contemporary art. She co-administers the Laramie Mural Project with Trey Sherwood and is the co-founder of the Laramie Artists Project and its biennial exhibition Touchstone Laramie with Laramie artist Wendy Lemen Bredehoft. Moldenhauer has a master of fine arts in Photography. She is also a practicing fine art photographer.
Mary Katherine Scott is the Program Developer in the University of Wyoming Global Engagement Office where she focuses on international education initiatives, especially in the energy sector. She formerly served as the Acting Director for UW’s International Programs Office from 2015-2017. In addition to her administrative role, Scott is an adjunct faculty member at UW and has taught a range of classes in art history, museum studies, anthropology and Spanish.
Scott received a Ph.D. in World Art Studies with a specialization in Latin American Art from the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the America, University of East Anglia (U.K.). Her previous degrees in Fine Arts (BFA, University of Wyoming), Spanish (M.A., University of Wyoming), Art History (M.A., Northern Illinois University) and Museum Studies (certificate, Northern Illinois University) broadened her training and academic interests in Latin America early on. Scott’s ongoing ethnographic research focuses in how Mexican tourist arts circulate and acquire value within local and international art markets. Her research in virtual reality likewise explores how audiences negotiate the value and authenticity of objects within simulated environments. She is actively involved in promoting and supporting arts and cultural programming in her hometown of Laramie, Wyoming.
Bailie Scott is the Operations Director at the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance, and the administrator for the Laramie Beautification Coalition. She moved to Laramie in 2011 when her husband’s term ended in with the U.S. Army. Bailie loves the lifestyle that Laramie offers. In her free time, Bailie enjoys, crafting, baking, and outdoor activities with her family.
Andi Summerville is the current Mayor of Laramie and in general “Jill of all trades”. She serves the LPAC as a City Council liaison bringing public art to more public projects around Laramie and Albany County. A musician at heart, Andi has a bachelor’s degree in Music and continues to perform with local ensembles and advocates strongly for music programs in Wyoming. In her spare time, she chases her children around, advocates for the Laramie community at a local, state and federal level, serves on several boards and commissions in Laramie and is a current member of the Governor’s Council for Women. In her former life we heard rumors that she was a Special Agent………
Trey Sherwood serves as the Treasurer for LPAC. She is the Executive Director of the Laramie Main Street Alliance, the economic development non profit charged with revitalizing downtown Laramie. Sherwood co-administers the Laramie Mural Project with Susan and serves as secretary for the Laramie Plains Museum board of directors. Sherwood has a master's in Public History with a concentration in Museum Studies. In her free time, she enjoys photography, shopping local and long hikes with her dogs.
Meg has the honor of being the first staff person hired by LPAC. Her duties include administrative work, community out reach, and herding cats (also know as keeping the executive committee on task). She is a practicing artist and artisan who works in several different media, heeding the story of the culture and landscape through visual form. In 2013 she co-founded Wyoming Art Party and won the call to design bike racks for downtown Laramie. In 2015 she worked for the public art consulting team, Renee Piechocki and Jennifer McGregor, developing a public art plan for Laramie. When she is not making things she enjoys playing outside with her family and friends.