Forward Cody was created by a group of local leaders promoting Cody as a desirable place to do business and to live. Our primary efforts lie in stabilizing and growing existing business and promoting new, homegrown companies.

Forward Cody is the community’s leader, partner, advocate, and facilitator in the continuing development of a vibrant economy in the Cody area.

Want to become a Member?

It’s about the people of Cody.

We have a great knowledge pool in Cody.

Cody is a great place to do business.

Cody is a great place to live.

Cody has great leadership.

Forward Cody promotes the area to accelerated expansion of local companies and encourages relocation in Park County.

Forward Cody is a private, not-for-profit corporation.  Funding consists of 41% from members, 47% from projects, and only 12% from local government.

“Our biggest focus is on the businesses that are already here that have chosen Cody, with a secondary focus on bringing other businesses in that are interested in being here.”

Sandy Newsome


James Blair
Blair Hotels

Glenn Ross
Wells Fargo Bank – retired

Fred Bronnenberg
Groathouse Construction

Glenn Nielson
Y-TEX Corporation

Karl Butler
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices
Brokerage West, Inc. Real Estate

Mayor Matt Hall
City of Cody

Chad Hopkin
First Bank

Luke Hopkin
Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

Lee Livingston
Park County Commissioner

Wendy Morris
Healthy Park County

Heather Mortensen
Black Hills Energy

Harold Musser
Musser Bros. Auctions and Real Estate

Representative Sandy Newsome
Newsome Investments

Dossie Overfield
Park County Commissioner

Bruce Sauers
Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Dusty Schutzman
Pinnacle Bank

Ashley Trudo
Cody Regional Health

Wes Werbelow
T-O Engineers 

*Bold type denotes Executive Board members

Advisory Board


James Klessens
James KlessensCEO/President
Corrine Hutchins
Corrine HutchinsOffice Manager