Cheyenne mayoral candidate Marian Orr on Thursday discussed the need for Cheyenne to expand its tourism dollars past the last full week in July.
Cheyenne Frontier Days is an economic juggernaut for our city with the direct economic impact of this celebration over $36 million. And we are so grateful to the volunteers who put on this world class event every year.
But how do we grow it?
Our next mayor must make this a central priority in her administration. That means not only working very closely with Visit Cheyenne and Travel Wyoming but being an active Ambassador for our city.
We have what other cities could only dream of.
We’re on the intersection of two major interstates. We have amazing parks within minutes of the city. Granite, Crystal, Vedauwoo. Great summer locations. But we’ve got to tout the winter opportunities too. Skiing, snowmobiling, and my favorite — snowshoeing.
Our rich railroad history brings in visitors across the world. Now we need to ramp it up.
We’ve got real economic issues in front of us. We cannot afford to have someone who treats the job as a nine to five.
I’ll be Cheyenne’s ambassador — you’ve seen that I’m not afraid to do that — and I’ll lead the effort to bring in more business and more tourism.