Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr on Thursday announced she has reshaped her office after the retirement of longtime administrative assistant Virginia Riley.

Orr said the administrative assistant position has been expanded to include increased interaction with the public and the City Council.  Orr is renaming the position “Director of Constituent Services” and has named Holly Martinez to serve in that role.

“I campaigned on improving communication in the city and with our City Council,” she said. “With the retirement of Mayor Kaysen’s administrative assistant, I wanted to expand the position to help me achieve those goals.”

“To do this, I needed someone with broad and demonstrated communication skills in all levels of government,” she said. “I was looking for a strong writer, someone with management experience, and exceptional organizational skills. I found that person in Holly.”

The position was advertised by the city in December.

Martinez has a long history of working in the government sector. She started working for the Department of Health’s Wyoming Covering Kids program in 1999 and has held several other positions with the State of Wyoming including time in Governor Dave Freudenthal’s Planning Office and most recently with the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority.

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