Byron Mayor Resigns
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 20, 2017
The Mayor of Byron abruptly resigned last week, leaving a significant hole in the leadership there.
After conducting a work session with the Wyoming Department of Transportation last Tuesday evening, Byron Mayor Heidi Brightly resigned at the beginning of the regular monthly meeting of the town council.
According to an article in the Lovell Chronicle, after briefly mentioning that there had been significant controversy lately surrounding matters involving the operations of the town, Brightly read aloud a letter announcing her resignation. Her resignation was unanimously accepted by the council.
Brightly’s letter stated she no longer had time to devote to the duties of Mayor of Byron because of drastic changes in her home and family situation. However, Mayor Brightly’s resignation closely follows the resignation of Byron clerk/treasurer Donna Booth, who tendered her resignation to the Mayor Friday, May 19.
A special meeting will be held Wednesday, June 21, at which time the Council will conduct interviews for the position of clerk/treasurer as well as cover other issues that have been neglected during this time of transition. They will also need to find a replacement for the Mayor and/or council position. Michelle Hoyt is the Mayor Pro Tem until such time as new leadership is in place.