Cheyenne Recognized ‘Mayor’s Challenge Champion’ City
Mayor Orr said Cheyenne's entry in the challenge is the ''fight the blight" initiative. The city has been awarded $100,000 to test a prototype of the program over the next six months.
The mayor said Cheyenne will be able to take the ''fight the blight'' campaign to a new level with the 'Buildings with a Purpose' program, which will create a website for linking owners of underutilized commercial properties with entrepreneurs who are looking for flexible spaces to try innovative ideas.
In August, each of the 35 cities will submit a new application for the next phase of the contest. In October 5 winners will be selected. Four of those cities will receive $1 million, and one grand champion will get $5 million to bring their ideas to life.
One of the other 35 finalists is Fort Collins, Colo.
Mayor Orr will be on KGAB radio Thursday morning at 9 to talk more the Mayor's Challenge and what it means for Cheyenne.