Four Cody School Board Candidate Forums this October

Four Cody School Board Candidate Forums in Cody and Wapiti this October

Written by on October 3, 2022

Throughout October, there will be four candidate forums for the six candidates running for the Park County School District #6 Board of Trustees before the Nov. 3 general election.

Six candidates are vying for three open positions. Incumbents Brandi Nelson, Cathy Roes, and Karen Schipfmann-Nielson are all seeking an additional term on the board. Their challengers are Bob Berry, Billy Struemke, and Samantha Gbadamosi.

As part of the election cycle, the Cody Education Association (C.E.A.) reached out to all six candidates for the board. Each candidate was given five questions and asked to respond in 100 words or less.

Candidate forums are the best way for candidates to engage directly with the community and each other. Luckily, there will be multiple opportunities to hear and question the candidates before heading to the voting booth.

Park County School District #6 logo

A candidate forum for the Park County School District #6 Board race will be held almost every Thursday until the general election.


  • Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Wapiti Elementary School Gymnasium from 6 to 8 p.m.


  • Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Grizzly Room at the Park County Library from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Cody Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m.

Another forum is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Cody Cowboy Church. The time has yet to be determined.

The Park County School District #6 Board oversees eight schools and nearly 2,000 students.

Each board member serves a term of four years. These are all eight schools in the district:

  • Eastside Elementary
  • Glenn Livingston Elementary
  • Sunset Elementary
  • Valley Elementary
  • Wapiti Elementary
  • Cody Middle School
  • Cody High School
  • Heart Mountain Academy

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