March 28, 2023 |

Photo – Darin Westby – Courtesy State of Wyoming

On Friday, Governor Mark Gordon announced the new director of WYDOT.

Governor Gordon selected Darin Westby as Interim Director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Westby was one of five names submitted to the Governor from the Wyoming Transportation Commission to fill the position following the retirement of Luke Reiner.

Westby has served as Director of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources since 2016 after serving fifteen years with the agency and 18 years in State government. He has more than 28 years of experience in the environmental, architectural, engineering, construction and management fields. Governor Mark Gordon said Westby will be a good fit as the search for a permanent director continues.

Westby earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming and holds a Civil Professional Engineering license and a certificate in public management.

“Darin’s background in state government, his experience as a professional engineer and with contracting, and his previous work managing a complex state agency complete with law-enforcement personnel, made him the ideal candidate for this critical interim position,” Governor Gordon said in a statement.

The Governor also announced that Dave Glenn will serve as Acting Director of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources. Glenn has worked for the agency since 2015 and currently serves as Deputy Director of State Parks and oversees the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office.

Westby will serve as Interim Director while the Wyoming Transportation Commission conducts a search for a permanent director.

WYDOT is the State of Wyoming’s largest agency, with roughly 2,000 employees. Its broad responsibilities include maintaining highways, providing law enforcement on the roadways, supporting aviation, and providing motor vehicle and driver licensing services.

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