Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources
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Darin J, Westby, P.E., CPM

Darin J, Westby, P.E., CPM 2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Darin Westby was appointed Director of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources by Governor Matt Mead in August of 2016 after serving fifteen years with the agency and 18 years in State government. He began his career with State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails (WYO Parks) as a staff engineer and worked his way to manage the Construction/Engineering, Planning/Grants and Concessions/Revenue Departments as the Field Support Chief.

Darin has over 22 years of experience in the environmental, architectural, engineering, construction and management fields. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming, his Civil Professional Engineering license and a certificate in public management.

Darin, his wife Misha and their three adult children enjoy spending time together recreating in Wyoming's great outdoors. Darin has been active in the community and has instilled his passion for public and community service in his family. Darin coached his children in all of their sporting efforts including high school hockey and softball. He has served for seventeen years on the Cheyenne Building Code Board of Appeals as well as numerous other community service boards. Darin also served for over 22 years as a volunteer for Cheyenne Frontier Days, the World’s Largest Rodeo and Western Celebration. He worked his way through the ranks, was selected as a committee chairman (Executive Vice President) and recently completed a three year term as the General Chairman (Chief Operating Officer).

Darin believes that improving the knowledge of our organization and instilling pride in ownership is the key to maintaining the highest level of success for any organization. He is a proud citizen of the state of Wyoming and is excited to serve the Governor and the public as the Director of this agency.