CHEYENNE — Gov. Dave Freudenthal has promoted one of his senior policy analysts to state planning coordinator.
Mary Flanderka, 46, replaces Kyndra Miller, who was redeployed last year as part of the nation's military commitments. Recently Miller resigned her state post to remain with the Army's JAG Corps full time.
Flanderka has been in the governor's planning office since 2003.
She began as a policy analyst for land use, forestry, cultural resources and public access issues. Last year she was promoted to senior analyst.
"Over the course of her career, she has worked through some extremely contentious issues in land-use planning and has earned the respect and praise of those involved," Freudenthal said. "She will make a fine state planning coordinator and the state is lucky to have her."
Before joining the Governor's Office, Flanderka was a self-employed consultant in Crook County for several private and nonprofit organizations. She did grant writing, feasibility studies, business plans and community development.
From 1992-2001, she was the forest programs manager for the South Black Hills Forest Resource Association.
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