WMA Endorses Gillette Native For Education Boss

Written by on July 11, 2018

Press Release –The Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) today announced its support for the re-election of Jillian Balow as Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction.  WMA’s endorsement recognizes the Balow’s commitment and achievements, and the support of the Wyoming mining industry.

“The WMA believes Jillian Balow understands the critical issues and challenges facing Wyoming’s mining industry and its future workforce,” said WMA Executive Director Travis Deti. 

“Superintendent Balow has proven herself a supporter of Wyoming mining, including pursuing efforts at the state level to expand opportunities for those students seeking to enter the trades, a priority for the development of the industry’s future workforce,” Deti said.

“Having grown-up in Gillette, I am humbled to receive the support of the Mining Association.  They are a critical component of Wyoming’s economy and the foundation of educational funding in our great state.  I look forward to our continued collaboration on workforce development and providing career opportunities for Wyoming’s youth,” added Jillian Balow. 

The Wyoming Mining Association (WMA) is a statewide trade organization that represents and advocates for 26 mining company members producing bentonite, coal, trona and uranium.  WMA also represents 120 associate member companies, one railroad, two electricity co-ops, and 200 individual members.


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