Pat Russell (Not Applicable)
Town Council - Guernsey - (338)
Guernsey, Wyoming 82214
After years in leadership, consulting, and clinical roles at providers, consulting firms, and health IT vendors, Pat now focuses on improving how we work to use interoperability to improve patient care access across the continuum. In addition to my career, I am a mother, wife, and grandmother with many life experiences to assist me if elected to public service. She currently oversees the governance requirements and privacy concerns to improve patient care.
Pat is a leader, experienced project manager and registered nurse. These positions have allowed her to hone her skills in active listening, planning, collaboration with others, bringing diverse groups together to solve issues, organization, developing, completing large projects, managing budgets and growing people and their skill sets. All are necessary to be an effective leader, though active listening, collaboration and brining diverse groups together are the most important as a public leader.
MSN, High Honors (GPA 4.0), Oklahoma Wesleyan University
BSN, magna cum laude (GPA 3.807), Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Registered Nurse (RN), The University of the State of New York
LPN, West Nebraska College
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Leadership Certified
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Recipient of the President’s Volunteer Award and the Pinnacle Award
Community Activities and Memberships
All listed are volunteer (non-paid) positions)
Member of the BPOE
Trustee for the Wyoming Elks Association
Chair of the Major Project for the Wyoming Elks Association
Executive Director of the Guernsey Community Food Pantry
Site Director of the Mobile Pantry
Past member of the Guernsey Economic Development Council
Why I am Running
In my career and life experiences, I have always looked for opportunities to serve the community that I live in and those that are under served in that community. The council not only serves ALL in the community, but also should be looking out for those who do not have a voice. Being part of the town leadership, I will work as part of the team to bring forth issues, that not everyone wants to address or wants to see.
Top 3 Priorities
No matter what “top” items there are that need to be addressed, the Mayor and Council members must work as a team to get these and other issues addressed. If they are not a team, less will be accomplished.
- To begin with, I propose the next Town Council review the 2019 Comprehensive Plan for Guernsey, evaluate the completed items and prioritize those items that remain to produce an updated Comprehensive Plan for Guernsey.
- Priority goals to consider: the new rail spur in the industrial park expansion, housing and streets
- Next, expansion of the camping facilities at the golf course, and new sidewalks.