Pete Obermueller is the Executive Director of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association, a post he has held since November of 2013. As Executive Director, his duties include representing the state’s county commissioners before the Wyoming State Legislature, working collaboratively with the Wyoming Governor’s office and other state agencies on local government issues, and providing outreach and guidance to county leaders across the state.
Before his position at the WCCA, Pete was the Legislative Director to United States Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY). He also served as the Executive Director of the Congressional Western Caucus, a legislative group composed of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who promote Western and rural interests in Washington.
A Casper native, Pete is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy.
Kelli Little serves as the Wyoming County Commissioners Association’s Deputy Director. Kelli’s duties with the WCCA include office management, member services, internal and external communications, meeting planning, and press relations.
A graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she has experience in communications, public relations, marketing and event planning. Prior to joining the WCCA staff, Ms. Little worked as a Marketing Assistant at M.C. Schaff & Associates, an engineering firm based in Scottsbluff, Neb., and as the Communications Assistant at Powder River Energy Corporation, an electric cooperative in Gillette.
A Wyoming native, Kelli graduated from Niobrara County High School in Lusk where her parents still reside. She is married to Kevin Little, and has two young daughters, Maci and Avery. Kelli enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking and fishing; and also enjoys cooking and entertaining.
Natural Resource Staff Attorney
Gregory Cowan is the WCCA Natural Resource Staff Attorney. Originally from South Dakota, Gregory earned a BS in Geography from Portland State University where he focused on economic geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
With a strong interest in policy, Gregory attended the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where he focused on administrative and natural resource law. In addition to his studies, Gregory served as Managing Editor for the University of Denver Water Law Review and as a student attorney in the University of Denver’s Environmental Law Clinic. Through his professional experiences, Gregory has garnered an appreciation for collaborative decision-making at the local level and its potential as an effective management tool for public lands.
In his spare time, Gregory enjoys skiing, kayaking, and brewing beer. His past experiences include working as a raft guide, servicing seaplanes, and doing occasional trade work.
In 1994, Kate Moriarity graduated from the Mile Hi Business College in Denver, Colorado, and began work as a court reporter. She worked in Cheyenne, Wyoming, until taking a job in 1998 with Judge Ken Stebner, in the Second Judicial District Court in Rawlins, Wyoming. In 2007, Kate began working for the Carbon County Attorney’s Office in Rawlins, where she remained until she came back to Cheyenne in April of 2012 to work for the Wyoming County Commissioners Association.
Kate has one son, Joseph Fins.