About the Wyoming Seat belt coalition

Created by Governor Matt Mead, The Wyoming Seat Belt Coalition’s mission is to increase seatbelt usage in Wyoming to prevent fatalities and decrease the number and severity of injuries in traffic crashes. By working together to increase seat belt usage, we can drive our state toward zero traffic deaths.


Wyoming Seat Belt Coalition Appointed Members:

  • Coalition Chairwoman — Kendall Roberts, Chairman and Southeast Region Youth Board Member, Wyoming Board of Agriculture; Chair, Young Producers Assembly for Wyoming Stock Growers Association
  • Cody Beers, Public Information Officer, Wyoming Department of Transportation District 5
  • Dr. Wendy Braund, State Health Officer and Senior Administrator, Wyoming Department of Health
  • Rob Bryant, GEAR UP Coordinator, Wyoming Department of Education
  • Matthew D. Carlson, State Highway Safety Engineer, Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • Sheila Foertsch, Wyoming Trucking Association
  • Dave Harris, Director, Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy
  • Stephanie Heitsch, Managing Director and Injury Prevention Coordinator, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
  • Steve Kozisek, Sheriff, Johnson County
  • Ken Ledet, Manager, Highway Safety Behavioral Grants Program (WYDOT)
  • Rich Lindsey, Lindsey & Associates
  • Byron Oedekoven, Executive Director, Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police
  • Michelle Panos, Policy Advisor, State of Wyoming
  • Mike Reed, State Fire Marshall, Wyoming Department of Fire Protection and Electrical Safety
  • Meredith Towle, State Occupational Epidemiologist, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services