CHEYENNE – Cheyenne City Engineer Amy Allen has announced she will be leaving her position to return to her hometown of Rock Springs to assist with the care of her parents.

Mayor Marian Orr announced the resignation in an email Thursday evening to City Council members.

“I believe Amy not only brought her engineering wisdom and professionalism to the city, but she built an amazing team,” Orr said in the email. “My office will be focused on keeping her team together as we search for a new leader.”

“I applaud Amy for putting her family first,” Orr continued. “We will indeed miss her, and yet we recognize our days with our aging parents are measured. Family matters most. She’s done such an exceptional job for us.”

Allen became city engineer in January 2018, replacing Jim Voeller. She was the first woman in recent memory to direct the city’s engineering department which, together with the Planning Services Department, plays a key role in running public construction projects and reviewing private developers’ activities.

The mayor said the city’s engineering staff is “well assigned to various projects,” and a job listing was expected to be posted by the end of the day Friday.

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