WYOMING TAXPAYERS FOUNDATION
Your support of the Wyoming Taxpayers Foundation enables essential research that strengthens our mission to educate about sound tax policy in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Taxpayers Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3), was established in 2013 to provide educational research on fiscal affairs of the state of Wyoming and its political subdivisions. The Foundation supports the Wyoming Taxpayers Association with essential research for Wyoming’s citizens and policymakers to make informed decisions. WTA has accomplished this by providing state and local policymakers with unbiased analysis of public expenditures and taxation while promoting efficient and effective government through indispensable reports and analyses. The Foundation produces high quality publications on a variety of issues facing Wyoming that are thoughtfully and thoroughly prepared for the WTA. In 2022 the WTA and Foundation published numerous publications, including the widely disseminated copies of Wyoming Property Taxation, Wyoming Tax Summary, and How Wyoming Compares.
Our goal is to contribute to a well-informed population that understands the issues facing Wyoming today and in the future.
In support of that goal, the Wyoming Taxpayers Foundation works hard to provide timely information regarding Wyoming’s fiscal future.
Your support allows us to dig into new topics, new perspectives, and new analysis that you can rely upon. Click here to view our 2023 Research Proposal.
FOUNDATION Board of Directors
Dave Picard has been involved with the Wyoming Taxpayers Association for nearly twenty years. In 1997, Dave formed The Wyoming Group, LLC, a government and public affairs firm serving the Rocky Mountain region with special emphasis in Wyoming. The firm specializes in representing fortune 100 companies in the lobbying and public affairs arena. Since its inception, he and his colleagues have served clients in the areas of lobbying, strategic planning, coalition building and mobilization, issue management and public relations in the government policy-making arena.
Dave is 4th generation pioneer ranching family in Wyoming residing in Cheyenne with his wife Annemarie and children Jacy and Vincent.
Scott Wells is the Internal Audit Manager at True Companies in Casper, Wyoming. Prior to True Companies, he was an Audit Manager at KPMG LLP and Moss Adams LLP in Portland, Oregon. He also worked a number of years in Silicon Valley during the Dot Com Bust as an independent corporate financial consultant. Scott is a Chartered Financial Analyst as well as a licensed CPA (inactive). In addition to serving as the Treasurer of the Wyoming Taxpayers Association, he is also on the board of the Casper Children Development Center and the Natrona County Library Foundation. He is a graduate of both University of Oregon and Portland State University. Scott resides in Casper with his wife and four children.
Dave is the Government Affairs Manager for Black Hills Energy in Wyoming. Prior to that he was Communications Director for Governor Matt Mead and spent time in the private sector and on Capitol Hill. Dave graduated from the University of Wyoming (GO POKES!) and lives in Cheyenne with his wife Sheila and their two boys. In his free time, Dave enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, golf and chasing his kids down the ski hills.
Katie Legerski grew up in Lander, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming where she obtained a BS in Applied Mathematics. She is a Leadership Cheyenne and Leadership Wyoming graduate. She has over 30 years of experience managing local, state, and federal issue and has worked for Congresswoman Barbara Cubin and Senators John Barrasso, Craig Thomas, and Malcolm Wallop. Since 1932, the Associated General Contractors of Wyoming has been the most widely respected construction trade association in Wyoming and as Executive Director, Legerski has grown that reputation by helping expand the association’s presence and strengthen its voice. Executive Director Legerski has been particularly active in workforce development by promoting state career training education initiatives as well as being a member of the Wyoming Workforce Development Council.
Your contribution makes a difference!
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Sponsorship levels are as follows:
- Bronze ($500)
- Silver ($1,000)
- Gold ($1,500)
- Platinum ($2,500)
- Presenting Partner ($5,000)
You can choose your level of support through exposure in our publications or by cohosting numerous events; further information on both options is outlined in the sections below.
Contact Ashley Harpstreith email@example.com or 307-635-8761 for more information.
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