Laramie County Library System recently welcomed Steven Leafgreen to its Board of Directors. Steven’s first term on the Board will last from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024. Board members for Laramie County Library System are appointed by the County Commissioners who are required by Wyoming state statutes to provide library services to their constituents. Individuals who are interested in serving on the Laramie County Library Board must fill out the Laramie County Commissioners’ board application and follow the guidelines provided on their website. Every time we welcome a new member to our Board of Directors, we like to offer the community an opportunity to get to know a little bit about them and their goals for Laramie County Library System. Steven shared a little bit about himself and his goals for future contributions to Laramie County Library System.
Steven Leafgreen has lived in Laramie County for twelve years where he has made an impact on the community through his involvement in a variety of organizations including the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Laramie County Library Foundation, and Wyoming Capital Access. He is the CEO of Western Vista Federal Credit Union. Steven holds a bachelor’s degree in economics/finance with a minor in microbiology/genetics and he holds a graduate degree from SMU’s Cox Business School and is also a graduate of Executive Banking School.
Steven’s extensive experience with financial and executive guidance, along with technology, operational design, team building and governance are all welcome additions to the Laramie County Library System Board of Directors where his expertise will play a key role in helping the library continue to grow and progress.
When asked why he chose to serve on the Board of Directors, he answered, “I want our library to thrive to the next level and be around for the entire community for years to come.” Having served on the Laramie County Library Foundation Board, Steven has seen firsthand the impact libraries can have on a community, and the ways that a collaborative and efficient board can help bolster the services provided by library employees and facilities.
His top priorities for the library are ensuring that it serves the community’s needs by being proactive and adaptive, creating a strong future of leadership, and helping build a strong, financially-healthy library.
Steven reflected that he, “wants the library to be that resource that is relevant to community members in a way that is meaningful to them.” His diverse work history, community involvement, and education will all be valuable assets to the library and will undoubtedly help the organization continue to provide meaningful services and resources to the Laramie County community.
Laramie County Library System is excited to welcome Steven to the Board of Directors and looks forward to his new role as the organization advances in its continual pursuit of the mission to “be a hub for engagement, literacy and learning, and lifelong curiosity and discovery.”