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CHEYENNE – After 34 years of service to the City of Cheyenne, Carol Intlekofer has announced her retirement as City Clerk effective December 31, 2018.
“Carol’s knowledge of city ordinances and resolutions as well as her dedication to myself, former mayors, and countless council members is unmatched in any community. I knew Carol many years before becoming mayor. Even back then she had a state-wide reputation with lawmakers as an expert in the everyday implications of legislation to city governments, especially in the area of business licensing and liquor laws,” said City of Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr. “We all knew this day would come – a much deserved retirement – however I’m not letting her completely off the hook. There are a few records modernization projects I have asked her to see us through on a part-time contract basis.”
Intlekofer’s tenure with Cheyenne began in 1984 as the Deputy City Clerk; a role she held until 1993 before her promotion to City Clerk. Prior to her time with the City, she was the Clerk of County Court for Carbon County.
“It has been a privilege to serve this community as its City Clerk for over 25 years”, said Ms. Intlekofer, “and I will forever remember all the very special people I have worked with and the many unique experiences the position has provided me. I cannot adequately express my appreciation to Mayor Orr, previous mayors and present and past city council members for the opportunities and support they have given me during my terms as City Clerk which has afforded me the most satisfying professional and personal career I could ever have imagined.”
As City Clerk, Intlekofer has been responsible for all City Clerk Department services and operations involving the City Clerk and Information Technology Divisions. This includes legislative, administrative, and historical records; business and liquor licensing; maintenance of the City Code and City-owned property files; cemetery records and administrative services; municipal elections responsibilities; the City’s computer network system, programs and operations, including the Cheyenne Police Department’s information technology computer operations, and serving as Assistant City Treasurer, as needed, and Clerk to various City Commissions and Boards.
Intlekofer was at the helm of several technological advancements as City Clerk highlighted by website access to the City Codebook along with implementing City Council agenda packets, minutes, and streaming video through the City’s website. Furthermore, she has played a vital role in the initial implementation and ongoing updates to the City’s website; streamlining of numerous business licensing application processes, and upgrading the City’s computer network and telephone systems and services.
In 2008, Intlekofer received the prestigious designation of Master Municipal Clerk earned through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks educational program. The designation is the highest that is bestowed through the program to municipal clerks internationally and requires prior certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk, which Intlekofer received in 1992. She also earned the 2004 Municipal Clerk of the Year award from the Wyoming Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers, and the 1997 Member of the Year award from the Wyoming Chapter of Association of Records Managers and Administrators.
Over the years, Intlekofer has been actively involved with numerous boards and professional associations including her service on the Wyoming Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Board of Directors, Wyoming Association of Municipalities Executive Board, International Institute of Municipal Clerks, and as former Board President for the Wyoming Chapter of Association of Records Managers and Administrators.
“I am looking forward to spending time rekindling some past hobbies, such as attempting to grow the best and biggest tomatoes ever,” says Intlekofer, “and admit I will truly miss my role as City Clerk and participation in daily local government operations, however, I don’t think I’ll miss all those night meetings.”
A search will commence immediately for Intlekofer’s replacement.