Downtown Cheyenne

DOWNTOWN CHEYENNE STAFF

Downtown Cheyenne is staffed by professionals devoted to advocating for the
downtown district and the city of Cheyenne. As visionary stewards, we provide
enthusiastic leadership for the improvement of Downtown Cheyenne.

VICKI D. DUGGER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With a B.A. in Art and a Master’s in Planning, Vicki brings a creative yet analytical approach to downtown development. Her prior experience in downtown development includes running local Main Street programs in Oklahoma and Oregon, as well as leading the Oregon Downtown Development Association for eleven years where she facilitated 120 downtown planning projects throughout Oregon, Montana, Washington and Idaho. A new resident to Cheyenne, Vicki believes that downtown is ready to “pop” as a thriving, inviting live/work/play destination and is looking forward to helping this vision come to fruition.

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JENNIFER ADU

MARKETING & ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Jennifer was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming.  After obtaining her BA in Journalism, she remained in Laramie for seven more years working primarily in sales & event planning before moving to Cheyenne in 2015.  Jennifer joins the Downtown Development Authority from the Wyoming Office of Tourism where she spent three years working in the Global Sales & Services Department.  She enjoys traveling with her husband and son, attending events and exploring hiking trails in the area.  She is looking forward to working with and getting to know the amazing people in Cheyenne and downtown in her role with DDA/Main Street.

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GENEE VIDAKOVICH

Office Assistant

Genee was born and raised in Wyoming.  A fourth-generation Wyomingite she has worked in Laramie and Denver for the last 15 years.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wyoming. She has spent the last 10 years working for the University of Wyoming but recently moved over to Cheyenne.   She has two adult children, Remington and Basil who also live in and work in Wyoming.  She has one grandbaby, Colter and another grandbaby on the way!  She also enjoys being outdoors and walking her two mini-dachsunds.  She is excited to be a part of the DDA and to see the downtown be revitalized and a hub for the Cheyenne area once again. 

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DOWNTOWN CHEYENNE BOARD

Downtown Cheyenne is governed by a Board of Directors
appointed by the Mayor and ratified by City Council.

ALANE WEST

PRESIDENT

APPOINTMENT: 8/13/15–8/13/19

Ms. West, P.M.P., A.S.I.D. is a prominent project manager, general contractor, and designer with over 25 years of experience on a wide range of projects for both new facilities and the renovation and expansion of existing facilities.
Supervising a staff of 3-9 members with an annual operating budget of $500,000, Ms. West successfully managed clients’ projects ranging in budgets up to $27 million, until starting semi-retirement in 2006.
Relocating to Cheyenne in 2011, Ms. West viewed downtown Cheyenne as the place where the history and future of the city resides. Her desire to see the capitol city’s downtown environment alive with residents, business, and cultural life has led her to serve on the DDA board.

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ASTRID STARSHIP

VICE PRESIDENT

APPOINTMENT: 7/01/17-6/30/21

Astrid began a successful career in mission driven real estate development with a focus toward rehabbing historic buildings and transforming them into housing that is attainable to the existing workforce within the community. With the purchase of the Plains Hotel, Astrid finally achieved a lifelong goal to bring her passion for fine art, food, music and her affinity for historic structures all under on roof. By revitalizing the Plains Hotel, restoring the original history of the structure and bringing back art and live music to the Plains Restaurant and the Wigwam Bar, Astrid has put the Plains back on the map and strives every day to share the Plains experience with as many people as she can.

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JONATHAN SAVELLE

SECRETARY

APPOINTMENT: 7/1/17–6/30/21

When I first moved to downtown Cheyenne in 2009, I saw, and continue to see, the tremendous potential of Cheyenne to grow into a year-round destination for visitors and an exciting focal point for its residents. Through my tenure on the DDA, I hope to facilitate efforts to attract diverse businesses, improve infrastructure and create a safe and stimulating environment for all.

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STEVE BORIN

TREASURER

APPOINTMENT: 7/1/17-6/30/21

Ms. West, P.M.P., A.S.I.D. is a prominent project manager, general contractor, and designer with over 25 years of experience on a wide range of projects for both new facilities and the renovation and expansion of existing facilities.
Supervising a staff of 3-9 members with an annual operating budget of $500,000, Ms. West successfully managed clients’ projects ranging in budgets up to $27 million, until starting semi-retirement in 2006.
Relocating to Cheyenne in 2011, Ms. West viewed downtown Cheyenne as the place where the history and future of the city resides. Her desire to see the capitol city’s downtown environment alive with residents, business, and cultural life has led her to serve on the DDA board.

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BRUCE HEIMBUCK

GENERAL MEMBER

APPOINTMENT: 9/24/16–6/30/20

Bruce Heimbuck was a school administrator in Wyoming for 26 years with 33 years in education.  He spent over 9 years in community development in Guernsey, WY before relocating to Cheyenne.  He has served as a Wyoming Main Street program manager and currently serves on the Wyoming state Main Street Advisory Board.  He also serves on the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank Board.

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DANIEL HOLBROOK

GENERAL MEMBER

APPOINTMENT: 6/26/18–6/30/22

Daniel has been involved in real estate valuation, investing, and development since finding a passion for it in college with his wife, Alyssa.  He is excited to be a part of DDA to support the growth and revitalization of downtown Cheyenne.

Daniel moved to Cheyenne in 2014.  He is President of Accuvalue, LLC, a commercial appraisal firm.  He also invests in and develops real estate, working closely with city planners, engineers, and contractors to help projects move along smoothly.  Other work experience includes economic consulting at a leading national firm’s Menlo Park, CA office and an analyst role at a real estate private equity fund in Salt Lake City, UT.

Daniel graduated from Brigham Young University in 2013.  He teaches youth at his church.  He loves the openness and clean air of Wyoming and spends as much time as possible out enjoying the beautiful areas surrounding us.  His favorite ways to be outside are skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and teaching his children to fish.

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