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The Wyoming Board of Geographic Names

The purpose of the Wyoming Board of Geographic Names (WBGN) is to:

  • Carry out the goals and objectives of the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN).
  • Assist and advise state agencies and organizations and the general public in understanding the process and preparing applications for submission to the BGN.
  • Advise the BGN on matters concerning geographic names in Wyoming.

Members

Herbert W. Stoughton, Ph.D.:   Chairman
John (Jack) Studley, PLS:         Vice Chairman
Shelley Messer:                         Executive Director
                     
Calvin B Williams
Cindy Brown
Dan White
Janie F Nelson
Larry O Schmidt
Mary Agnes McAleenan
RJ Pieper
Scott A Scherbel
Thomas A Kropatsch
Venice N Beske

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, @ 3:00 PM, details to follow.






Contact

Shelley Messer
State Engineer's Office - Surface Water Division
122 W 25th Street 
Herschler Building, 2nd Floor West
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-5801
shelley.messer@wyo.gov


Current Discussions

Proposal to Rename Squaw Teats 


Devils Tower (Tabled pending Congressional action)
2015 - Current
H.R. 4020

1996 Devils Tower


Previous Recommendations

Proposals to rename Mount Doane and Hayden Valley
WBGN voted to recommend:
The name Mount Doane be changed to First People's Mountain.
The name Hayden Valley be retained.