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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.


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, November 20, 2019, @ 3:00 PM in the Wyoming State Engineer's Conference Room. 3rd Floor Herschler Building 122 W 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY 
Call-in # 866-636-0670