The Cheyenne DDA/Main Street organization has hired Rockie Hiser as their new Program Manager. Rockie accepted the position in March of this year and brings with her years' experience in working with property and business owners with her.
A Wyoming native, Rockie understands the culture of our state well, and is encouraging to prospects that Wyoming- especially Cheyenne- is a great place to live and work. "I've always known that Cheyenne was something special."
Having lived in many different areas of the state, Rockie says that Cheyenne is the "perfect spot." "Cheyenne is certainly growing- but we still have our roots. The history of this town and the people who have helped develop it over the years are really engrained in what we have. We are finding our identity as a modern city with modern amenities- but will always be iconic for our western heritage, our military community, and our governmental affiliation."
Rockie says her first steps as the new Program Manager are to "take action!" She explains that there are many ideas concerning what to do with downtown- but that it is collaboration with the other organizations in the area, strong leadership, and prioritizing tasks that is going to make the difference. She will oversee the DDA/Main Street programs and special events. Rockie previously held the position of Director of Community Investment for our Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and helped in the efforts of increasing Chamber membership, retaining existing members, event planning, and sponsorship/fundraising.
Rockie is well connected with individuals and business owners in the community and is confident that the relationships she has developed over the years will aid her in making the DDA programs and projects a success.