Mayor's Message

Hello, friends!

Whether you are lucky enough to already live in Cody, are considering a move, or just visiting, I wish you a warm welcome! As we leave the summer season, I hope you had an enjoyable and successful summer. With autumn comes the time of year in Cody where we enjoy warm days and cool nights; we will even see some snow from time to time. The fall colors are spectacular! It is also the time of harvest and hunting. It is a great time of year to enjoy fishing, hiking, riding, and wildlife viewing—all at a bit slower pace than during the busy summer months.

We continue to see visitors, and they are always impressed with the beauty of the area, the cleanliness of our city, and our Western hospitality. This requires deliberate and constant attention, and I thank the merchants, organizations, City staff, and many citizens for making it happen.

Mayor Nancy Tia Brown
We at the City continue to work on your ideas and projects to improve Cody, some of which include the following:

    • The Electric Division will continue installing cable and conduit within the alley that is North and South of Red Butte Avenue, tree trimming, and completing upgrades to the substations.
    • The Streets Division will continue to work on curb and gutter replacements around town as well as ADA ramps. They will also be finishing the sweeping of chips, grading alleys, completing pot hole repairs, addressing a drainage issue off of 23rd and Cottonwood Avenue, and preparing for winter activities by setting up snow fences, preparing/mixing sand for sanding activities following storm events, and preparing salt brine for hillside corridors. They will also be working with Engineering staff and a contractor on the repairs to the West Rocky Road storm drainage to the river.
    • The Water and Wastewater Divisions will be addressing a leaking water main on Yellowstone Regional Airport property. They will be winterizing the raw water system this fall. In addition, they will be working with a contractor on the upgrades to the sewer lagoon discharge and working with a consultant on the proposed upgrades to the sewer lagoons.
    • Engineering is working on main water designs for Wyoming Avenue between 16th and 19th Street, completing traffic studies for Alger Avenue and Meadow Lane, and working with consultants on projects throughout the City.
    • Several major development projects which are currently under construction or have been recently completed within the City are the building of the Cody Labs Warehouse on Road 2AB, The Park County School District No. 6 tennis court complex at the Cody Middle School, and the West Park Hospital 2nd-floor build-out for patient rooms.
    • Recent code amendments include new contractor license categories as well as recent zoning ordinance improvements for nonconforming uses and residential building setbacks.
    • Other park projects in the future include an improved swim area and beach at Beck Lake, a Mountain Bike Park and trail system, and development of a fully accessible and ADA compliant playground for Cody residents and visitors.

One of the main goals of the Council is to encourage community involvement and input. After all, Cody is your town! If you don’t know your Council Representatives, please make an effort to meet them. There are two for each ward (area) of town, and Cody has three wards. The east part of town (Ward 1) is represented by Landon Greer and Donny Anderson. The central part of town (Ward 2) is represented by Bryan Edwards and Council Vice President Jerry Fritz. The west part of town (Ward 3) is represented by Stan Wolz and Council President Steve Miller. You elected these gentleman, and they sincerely want to serve you, so please take the time to get to know them and chat with them.

As your Mayor, I represent the entire City, preside at Council Meetings, and serve as a leader and ambassador for Cody—a voice for the town. I feel very honored to once again serve you in this capacity and thank you for the privilege. If you ever have concerns, comments, complaints, or just want to visit, my office is open to you—please stop by. I wish you all good health, happiness, and prosperity in 2014. Even though it may be cold outside, Cody remains a warm and wonderful place to live, and we are lucky to be a part of this place of great beauty, Western history, and tradition.

My best wishes to you all,

Nancy Tia Brown