Mayor and City Council

The City of Lander Administration consists of the Mayor and Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, Police Chief, Public Works Director, City Attorney, City Judge and Police Chief.

City Hall Hours of operation, M-F. 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm.  Please contact us for an appointment after these window hours.

The City of Lander Mayor and Council may have meetings every Tuesday. Regular meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month starting at 6:00 p.m. Work meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month. Public meetings are held before the Council meetings or as advertised.

Monte Richardson
Elected 11/2018, Term Expires 12/2022

Monte is a life long Wyoming native, born in Rock Springs and grew up in Green River. He has lived in Lander since 1976. Monte retired from Lander School District #1 after working for 36 years. He also coached soccer since 1980 (Youth, Strikers, Boys and Girls high school), coached Junior High Basketball and Freshman Boys Basketball. Monte has been married for 42 years and has three children and 5 grandchildren. He has served 8 years on city council, and is in his first term as the Mayor of Lander.


Missy White
Council Member, Ward 2
Elected 11/2018, Term Expires 12/2022

Originally from Iowa City, IA, Missy has called Lander home since 1988. In between IA and WY, there were stops in Morgantown, WV and Kenner, LA. Drawn to the joys of small, tight-knit community, as well as the fabulous backyard of the Wind River Mountains, she found in Lander a place to sink her roots. Missy is a graduate of Davidson College (and as a result, a Steph Curry fan) with a BA in English Literature, and holds an MA in Organizational Development from Seattle University. In her career, she’s improved processes in hospitals, facilitated leadership development for groups and individuals, created structure through strategic planning, and provided coaching to perform with greater capacity. One of her most beloved jobs is serving as a literal coach, to the Lander Middle School Nordic Ski Team. In the spirit of community service, she’s a board member of Lander Economic Development Association (LEDA), chairs the Fremont Air Service Team (FAST), directs Lander Nordic Ski Association, serves on Lander City Council, and is a Rotarian. For kicks and grins, she’s an avid knitter, fervent gardener, a decent enough Nordic skier, loves hiking in the mountains, and adores dogs— especially her spoiled dachshunds who join her on hikes in the mountains  


Melinda Cox

Council Member, Ward 3
Elected 11/2020, Term Expires 12/2024

Melinda K. (Mantlo)  Cox was born in 1974 in Grand Junction, CO.  She moved to Lander, WY in June of 1999 and refers to Lander, WY as  her home.  She and Karen Harms raised their two daughters, Kaylynn and Avery Cox, in Lander, WY where they both graduated from Fremont County School District #1.  Melinda is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice.  She has been employed by Fremont County since June 1999 where she currently serves as the Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Services and Treatment Courts of Fremont County.  Being an active member of Fremont County and the State of Wyoming to improve Juvenile Justice services as well as access to services for those in recovery.  She is a member of the State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice and the Wyoming Drug Court Association. During her free time she is dedicated and is passionate about coaching the LVHS  women's basketball team. Previously she served on the Lander City Council from 2014 - 2018 in Ward 2.    

Chris Hulme

Council Member, Ward 1
Elected 11/2018, Term Expires 12/2022

John Larsen

John Larsen

Council Member, Ward 3
Elected 11/2018, Term Expires 12/2022

John and Debbie Larsen moved to Lander in 1980 where they raised both of their daughters through their graduation at LVHS.  John was co owner in an industrial construction company for 38 years.  Debbie and I have been involved in little league baseball and soccer over the years.
I have served on the Lander Airport Board for numerous years, and served on the board of the Lander Community Foundation.  We have our graves purchased on the departure end of runway 04, so I guess we are planning on staying for the duration.


Dan Hahn

Council Member, Ward 1
Elected 11/2020, Term Expires 12/2024

Dan was born in 1957 in Long Beach, California, moved and was raised in Huntington Beach, California. At 18 years old he moved to Riverton, Wyoming to work in the family owned business, Wind River Ready Mix and Lander Valley Concrete. He moved to Lander in 1977 where he met and married Janelle. He became a partner and manager of the Ready Mix until selling the business in 2008. At that time he became employed by WYDOT and has been promoted to the District 5 Rural Striping Foreman. Dan is an active member of the Lander Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years, is a member of the Lander Masonic Lodge, lifetime member of the Lander Shrine Club, member of the Korein Shrine, 23 year member of the Lander Elks Club, 15 years active on the Lander City Council, and 6 years on the Lander Park and Recreation Board, 7 years as the Council Liaison to the Airport Board and 3 years on the Tree Board. He is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. The couple have two children living in Lander, Josh and Melissa, and three granddaughters, Ruby, Rhowen, and Scarlett, and two grandsons Sawyer and Wyatt. 

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Julia Stuble

Council Member, Ward 2
Elected 11/2020, Term Expires 12/2024

Raised in Green River, Julia Stuble eagerly moved to Lander in 2012. She is active in the Lander Rotary Club, chairs the board for the Alliance for Historic Wyoming, serves on the Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission and generally tries to stay involved in the Lander community as much as possible while still getting a full night's sleep. A proud graduate of the University of Wyoming, she has worked in conservation, journalism, and education. She likes: spending as much time as possible with her family and friends under Wyoming's blue skies, toast with jam, and sour drinks. She dislikes: lukewarm coffee, most water sports, and all scary movies. She's not great at Facebook, adequate at email, and keen to meet and chat at any time.