About Governor Mead

Photo of Governor Matt MeadMatthew H. Mead was elected Governor in November 2010. He was sworn in as Wyoming's 32nd governor on January 3, 2011. Born in Jackson, Wyoming, on March 11, 1962, Governor Mead was raised on the family ranch in Teton County. He received a bachelor's degree from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas in 1984 and a law degree from the University of Wyoming, College of Law in 1987. After law school, Mead served as a county prosecutor for Campbell County in Gillette, a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cheyenne, a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wyoming, and a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He also practiced law as a partner in a private firm in Cheyenne for about six years.

From October 2001 to June 2007, Governor Mead served as United States Attorney for Wyoming. He was recommended for that position by Senator Craig Thomas, chosen by President George W. Bush, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Among his accomplishments as U.S. Attorney, Mead served on the U.S. Attorney General's Anti-Terrorism Task Force, chaired the Rocky Mountain HIDTA (a multi-state unit focused on illicit drug trafficking), and implemented a program to protect children from exploitation, called Project Safe Childhood, in Wyoming.

Governor Mead is an avid outdoorsman, and he loves to hunt and fish. When he stepped down as U.S. Attorney in June 2007, Mead and his wife, First Lady Carol Mead, devoted themselves to operating their farming and ranching business located in Albany and Goshen Counties. Matt and Carol Mead have been married 19 years, with Cheyenne as their home. They have two children, Mary (13) and Pete (12), who attend Cheyenne public schools.

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Contact

 Office of Governor Matt Mead
Phone: (307) 777-7434
Fax: (307) 632-3909

State Capitol, 200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne WY 82002-0010

Public Schedule

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Governor signs the MDA Firefighter Fill the Boot Kick Off proclamation.
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Governor participates in the State Canvassing Board meeting.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Governor participates in the Governor’s Panel at the Rocky Mountain Energy and Infrastructure Summit.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Governor moderates the coal panel at the Rocky Mountain Energy and Infrastructure Summit.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Governor holds a news conference to take general questions.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Governor opens the Quadrennial Energy Review session.
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Governor speaks at the Stream-Flo USA Grand Opening.
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Governor makes opening remarks at the Mental Health Summit.
  • Monday, August 18, 2014
    Governor attends the WyoLotto Launch Day Winner Announcement.
  • Monday, August 18, 2014
    Governor attends the Capitol Restoration Oversight Group meeting.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Governor speaks at the dedication of the Thomas Moran Memorial Park.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Governor speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Police Department and Municipal Court Building.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Governor speaks at the Centennial Farm and Ranch Ceremony.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Governor rides in the Wyoming State Fair Parade.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014
    Governor speaks at the 44th Annual Wyoming Trauma Conference
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