MCPD; a good day at Superday.

Mission Statement:

The MCPD's mission is to be an educational and solution orientated advisory board serving as a network,which is a catalyst and referral organization, promoting self advocacy, equality and accessibility for all people regardless of their disability.

The MCPD Purpose:

The Mayor's Council for People with Disabilities (MCPD) serves as an advisory board to the Mayor's Office, the Governing Body and Cheyenne City staff for the inclusion of, as well as, on the problems and concerns of persons with a disability or handicap as they relate to activities of daily living; including Accessibility, Recreation, Commerce, Employment, Transportation and Self-Advocacy for people with disabilities and their families in the Cheyenne community.

To bring awareness and educate the community on issues relevant to people with a disability or handicap.

About the Council:

Members of the Executive board with Dave Lerner, owner Wyoming Network and our new web host.
From left to right: Anne Picot, Dave Lerner, Gale Shenefelt, Carol Busbee, Beth Pratt

Established in 1993. The 15 Member Board is appointed by the Mayor and Confirmed by the City Council. Our three (3) Executive Officers and 12 Members serve staggering three (3) year terms. Members consist of people with disabilities, members of the general public, family members and non-profit organizations, as well as state and local agencies.

If you are interested in serving on the MCPD, please fill out an application and submit it to the mayor's office. The Council has 3 current openings.

Notes from the Chair:

March is upon us already, hard to believe. After an interesting start to the New Year I thought I would sit down and share a message with everyone.

In December and January we had a wonderful visit by Rob Cleveland the Director and Jeannine West Planning and Training of Laramie County Emergency Management. Brent Houston Disability Integration Advisor for Homeland Security was also present in December. They came in to give us a presentation of the Code Red program in Cheyenne and talk about methods of contacting people with disabilities in the event of emergencies. Code Red is a program that is available through the City of Cheyenne’s web site. This is a notification service that you can sign up for that can provide notification in a variety of ways and devices (cell phone, tablet/laptop etc.).

Direct link to Cheyenne Code Red:

You can also find it by doing a Google search for City of Cheyenne Code Red.

With our weather patterns changing and the new threats of both home grown and international terrorism access to warnings will become a must if we are to try and guarantee every ones safety. The Mayors Council will be there to help spread information about new emergency alert technology as it emerges. If you have not already done so go to Code Red and sign up. It’s free and it’s worth the peace of mind knowing that you’ll be alerted to any emergency.

Equality and opportunity are two elements of our mission statement. Underneath that is a foundation of accessibility. Most people take this for granted until something happens to change that. This year the Mayors Council is looking to become more involved in the community with these issues. From new construction to existing issues that pose hazards to the public (not just people with disabilities) we want to showcase Cheyenne as a leader in safety and accessibility for all its residents.

Join us in making Cheyenne a leader in access, equality and opportunity.

Gale Shenefelt: Chairman Mayors Council for People with Disabilities.

Applications are available in the Mayor's office.

Gale Shenefelt

Patti Riesland

Carol Busbee


Daryl Hensel

Denise Freeman

City Council Liaison
Jeff White

Board Members
Carol Martin

Beth Pearson

MCPD Monthly Meeting
2nd Wednesday
11:30-1:00 pm
City Hall #122

Contact Us
637-6200 or 637-6343
Cheyenne Wy, 82001