The role of the board is to identify and mobilize resources, build volunteer support, develop new leadership and maintain a clear focus on the downtown’s needs and opportunities. The board leads the organization and sets out broad plans of action. They form the backbone of our organization by guiding and participating in the numerous projects completed by the organization’s other various components. Our current board members are listed below.
The Board meets:
3rd Monday of the month at 4:00 PM
STEVE SANGER, CHAIRPERSON
JODI SMITH, HF SINCLAIR
KATIE SMITH, WILLIAMS
LINDA SMITH, RAWLINS CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE, ASPEN GOLD REALTY
STEPHANIE HINKLE, MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF CARBON COUNTY
STEPHANIE KRAMER, RNB STATE BANK
RYTA SONDERGARD, DOWNTOWN PROPERTY OWNER - SONDERGUARD AND ASSOCIATES
Pam Thayer has been the Rawlins DDA/Main Street director since spring 2006. Rawlins DDA/Main Street was accepted as a Nationally Accredited Main Street Program after Pam’s first year as director. Before working for Rawlins DDA/Main Street she worked as a consultant with the Carbon Mercantile Board of Directors for the community clothing store in Rawlins, Wyoming. Pam is originally from Lakewood, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado with degrees in business and psychology. Pam’s previous employers have been ESPIRIT Clothing, Bausch & Lamb/Ray-Ban and Banana Republic. Her expertise is in customer service and employee training in multiple fields and sales. She enjoys her work in Rawlins and loves raising her children in her adopted hometown. Pam has received many awards for her work at Rawlins DDA/Main Street, including the 2008 People’s Choice Award from the Rawlins-Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, the 2011 Supervisor of the Year from the City of Rawlins, 2012 Small Business Champion from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the 2013 Max Dutton Award from the City of Rawlins.
Sondra Dent has been the Rawlins DDA/Main Street Project Coordinator since November 2020. Before working for Rawlins DDA/Main Street she worked as the Marketing Director for Goshen County Economic Development. Sondra is originally from Lingle, Wyoming. She graduated from Eastern Wyoming College and attended the University of Wyoming. Sondra’s previous employers have been Goshen County Chamber of Commerce, Torrington Telegram, Eastern Wyoming College, and Goshen County Economic Development.