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EMS Joint Powers Board

Laramie County
EMS Joint Powers Board
3962 Archer Parkway
Cheyenne, WY 82009

For Information Contact:
Beth Harris, Board Executive Assistant
bharris@laramiecounty.com

The Cheyenne-Laramie County EMS Joint Powers Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1:30pm at the Cheyenne/Laramie County EMA office at 3962 Archer Parkway.

 

Cheyenne-Laramie County EMS Joint Powers Board Members

Jeanine West
Board Chair
Laramie County EMA

Byron Mathews
Board Vice-Chair
Cheyenne Fire Rescue

Chief John Kopper
Board Secretary/Treasurer
Cheyenne Fire Rescue

Josh Van Vlack
Board Member

Jared Skagen
Board Member
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Major Robert Wetzler
FE Warren Air Force Base
Ex-Officio Member

Laramie County Medical Directors

Dr. Amy P. Tortorich
Medical Director

Dr. Gary Schmitz
Medical Director

Laramie County EMS Joint Powers Board Contract Administrator

Jon Narva
Contract Administrator
Narva & Associates, Inc

PURPOSE

The purpose of this Joint Powers Board is to contract with emergency medical service providers and monitor, administrate and oversee the operation of agreements with such providers, in association with the City of Cheyenne Fire Administration, to provide an efficient emergency medical service delivery system for the residents of Laramie County, including but not limited to, the City of Cheyenne;

The purposes of this Board is to:

  • Review and make selection from responders to Requests for Proposals for services required for the efficient operation of an emergency medical service delivery system;
  • Execute and administer contract(s) with providers of services related to the efficient operation of an emergency medical service delivery system;
  • Enter into such agreements to engage in such activities as are required for the successful operation of the Board and the efficient operation of an emergency medical service delivery system.

BOARD MEMBERS

The Board consists of members appointed by the City of Cheyenne, Laramie County and the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. The EMS Joint Powers Board which shall consist of five (5) members (and shall at no time consist of less than five (5) members). The members shall be appointed as follows as provided in the Joint Powers Agreement:

  • Two (2) members consisting of the Chief of the Cheyenne Fire Department and an individual who is his or her designee shall be appointed as members by the governing body of the City of Cheyenne;
  • One member, to be the Laramie County Director of Emergency Management, shall be appointed by the governing body of Laramie County;
  • One member, to be the Chief Executive Officer of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) or his designee, shall be appointed by the governing body of CRMC;
  • One member shall be selected and appointed by unanimous agreement of the members of the Joint Powers Board;
  • An additional ex-officio member may be appointed by the appropriate authority of Warren Air Force Base;
  • All persons appointed as members of the Joint Powers Board shall be qualified electors of Laramie County, Wyoming;

The Joint Powers Board, upon approval of the governing bodies of the participating agencies, may add one or more additional members to the Board by signed written agreement of all the participating agencies. The governing body of the participating agency which is granted the additional member(s) shall then appoint the additional member(s) at its discretion and in accordance with the Joint Powers Board Agreement.

BOARD OFFICERS

The officers of the Board shall consist of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and designated as follows in accordance with the Joint Powers Board Agreement:

The Board at its first regularly scheduled meeting in each calendar year shall, by motion and vote select from among its members the above noted officers. The Secretary and Treasurer position, in the discretion of the Board may be held by one individual member. The officer’s positions may be changed upon majority vote of the Board at any subsequent meeting as necessary for the orderly and efficient conduct of the Board’s business.

ADDITIONAL LINKS

 

Monthly Meeting Agendas

2022

Monthly Meeting Minutes

2022