Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr announced this (Monday) morning that Amy Allen will serve as the city's next engineer, pending council approval.

Allen -- who received her bachelor's degree in civil engineering and master's degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming -- is currently the Director of Public Services for the City of Rock Springs.

Prior to that, she was President of JFC Engineers and Surveyors in Rock Springs.

"I am very pleased to have Amy joining our team," said Orr. "Not only does she bring a wealth of engineering experience, personnel management, project management and budgeting - but she knows Wyoming, and she's no stranger to Cheyenne."

"She has first-hand knowledge of the importance of departments working together and communicating not only internally, but to the council and community as well," Orr added.

Allen will begin her new position on Jan. 16. She replaces Jim Voeller who is retiring.

"I look forward to working with Mayor Orr and council and for the citizens of Cheyenne," said Allen. "It will be great to become part of the Cheyenne community."