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The Big Horn County Commissioners are dedicated to preserving the health, safety & welfare of our citizens through conservative, responsive, & thoughtful action based on the premise that all people are entitled to fair, equal, & limited government.


Citizen Input on Elections


Citizen input is being sought by the newly formed PAVE (Plan for Aging Voting Equipment) Task Force & County Clerks  Association 

Below are links to information that is being disseminated by the County Clerk’s Association in soliciting community and voter input to be used by each county to determine what method or type of voting equipment should be considered for the next decade of voting. Information regarding the best options for each county will be passed on to the PAVE Task Force to find appropriate funding to obtain the voting equipment we’ll need soon after the 2020 elections.

Unfortunately with the tight deadline to get this to PAVE it is not feasible for me to hold community meetings in all 9 of our municipalities and our other unincorporated communities. I am requesting your help in getting this information out to our citizens and encouraging them to complete a survey about their preferences.

Here is a a power point presentation that highlights some of the issues to consider as we plan for future elections in Wyoming.

Here is some data about voting habits and elections in Big Horn County.

After reviewing the above documents please take this short survey to share your voting preferences.

The survey link is Voting Preference Survey

This survey is also available in hardcopy in the Clerk's office.  

At this point in time we are unsure what would be best for Wyoming and Big Horn County but I look forward to the citizen input this will generate and the excellent information that could even be used in an interim study, if deemed helpful. We are approaching an unavoidable need to replace current voting equipment and this information will be crucial in determining how best to proceed to ensure we continue to keep our elections secure and accessible to all citizens.

Thank you in advance for your time and taking this opportunity to voice your opinion.


Lori Smallwood

Big Horn County Clerk


Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

In 1987, the Wyoming State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) was created through executive order. Among the SERC's duties were designating local emergency planning districts within the state and appointing a local emergency planning committee (LEPC) to serve each district. LEPCs are required to develop an emergency response plan, review it annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens.

LEPC membership must include the following (at a minimum):

  • Elected state and local officials
  • Police, fire, civil defense and public health professionals
  • Environment, transportation and hospital officials
  • Facility representatives
  • Representatives from community groups and the media

Mission Statement

The mission of the Big Horn County LEPC is to comply with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); EPCRA is commonly known as SARA Title III. We are unique in that we are a multifaceted tool and forum for all emergency responders and their respective agencies/departments; for industry, local governments, health and welfare, school districts, and other concerned organizations or individual citizens; that will enable us to identify, plan for, mitigate, coordinate training, and respond to all incidents which may include: hazardous materials accidents and/or releases, wild land and other types of fire, natural disasters which may include flooding, tornados, severe storms, and earthquakes; highway and rail transportation accidents, terrorist activity, and civil disturbances which could affect the overall health and well being of the citizens of our county.

- The LEPC will also be the advising agency for Homeland Security Grant Funds as directed by and to the Big Horn County Commissioners.
- The LEPC will also act as the Citizen Corp Council and will be NIMS/ICS and NRP compliant.
- The LEPC is operated by the active membership as an open forum to know each other individually, to know each other's equipment and capabilities.
- The LEPC is committed to the safety of the county by ensuring and identifying proper resources and planning needed for any type of emergency, and by providing leadership and support to reduce the loss of life and property from all types of hazards, through an emergency management program of preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery.


  • Identify facilities using hazardous materials
  • Identify transportation routes being used for hazardous materials shipment
  • Describe emergency response procedures
  • Designate community and facility coordinators
  • Outline emergency notification procedures
  • Describe methods for determining the occurrence of a release
  • Describe community and industry emergency equipment and facilities
  • Outline emergency evacuation plans
  • Identify special risk facilities (i.e., hospitals, nursing homes, schools, etc.)
  • Describe a training program for emergency response personnel
  • Review methods and schedules for training exercises
  • Review Emergency Operations Plans (specifically the Hazardous Materials Response Plan in Volume B of the County Emergency Operations Plan) regularly
  • Make information available to the public in accordance with Community Right-to-Know legislation
  • Ensure all facilities required to submit Tier II reports are submitting such reports
  • Keep the State Emergency Response Commission advised of LEPC activities
  • Conduct public meetings at least twice a year
  • Recommend disbursement of grant funds
  • Act as Citizen Core Council (CERT) for Big Horn County
  • Will be compliant with NIMS, ICS, NRP Plans

Meetings - 2018 Schedule 
[Printable Schedule]

LEPC meetings are usually held on the 4th Thursday of the month and called to order at 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted below.

Date Location
January 25, 2018 @ 7PM Greybull Weed and Pest, 4782 Highway 310
February 22, 2018 @ 7PM Lovell Fire Hall, 314 Nevada Ave.
March 22, 2018 @ 7PM Greybull Weed and Pest
April 26, 2018 @ 7PM Lovell Fire Hall
May 24, 2018 @ 7PM Greybull Weed and Pest
June 28, 2018 @ 7PM Lovell Fire Hall
August 23, 2018 @ 7PM Greybull Weed and Pest
September 20, 2018 @ 6PM* Lovell Fire Hall - Annual Dinner
October 25, 2018 @ 7PM Greybull Weed and Pest
November 15, 2018 @ 7PM** Lovell Fire Hall

* 3rd Thursday Annual Appreciation Dinner Meeting - 6:00pm
**3rd Thurdsay due to Thanksgiving

Committee Officers

Chairman - Ken Blackburn, Sheriff
- John Hyde, Commissioner
- LaRae Dobbs, Emergency Management Coordinator
- Keela Mangus


  • Budget & Finance
  • Communications
  • Court Room Security
  • Exercise
  • 911 - Communications/Mapping
  • Safe Schools
  • Tier II
  • Weather Alert & Action

Meeting Minutes

Coming soon...






The people in our communities understand & exemplify the Old West traditions of hard work, self sufficiency, & mutual support.

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