The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held August 10, 2023 at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (290 Speer Boulevard in Denver) and we’ll also broadcast a live, interactive hybrid meeting via Zoom. Please join us in-person or via Zoom for a talk by Sheriff Aaron Appelhans of Albany County Wyoming on the Creating Change in his Community .

The meeting at CADA will start at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) with drinks and networking, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Zoom attendees may sign on shortly before 7:00 for the start of the program. See the full agenda below.

To register to attend in person, please use the link below. Please sign up before Monday, August 7th to reserve your spot.

Zoom attendance is free and there is no need to register. Members will receive the meeting link via email. Non-members, please send an email to to request access.

Dinner menu:

  • Pepper crusted beef steak
  • Crisp green beans
  • Julienne roasted Red peppers
  • Roasted Baby potatoes on crunchy Romaine
  • Served with a side of Citrus Vinaigrette and a Cookie
  • Beverages
    • Tea, coffee, and water included. Wine and beer are available for a suggested cash donation of $3.00 per drink.

Note: Please contact our Caterer Director directly if you have allergies or specific food issues. We will try to accommodate you if we can. 

Meeting Agenda:

  • 6:15 Networking and drinks
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:00 Introductions and Member News
  • 7:30 Mystery Minute
  • 7:40 Program

August 2023 Meeting

Meeting Program:

Wyoming Sheriff Aaron Appelhans –
Creating Change in his Community

Photo of Sheriff Aaron Appelhans

When Sheriff Aaron Appelhans was elected to serve Albany County in Wyoming, he was ready for the challenges and to make changes in his department. Sheriff Appelhans will reflect on being a new sheriff as well as his role in improving diversity and transparency in the Albany County Sheriff’s office. Sheriff Appelhans will also discuss being the first Black sheriff in Wyoming and share some insights into the demands of his job in a large, sparsely populated area.

Speaker Bio

Sheriff Aaron Appelhans came to Laramie as a UW student in 1999 and graduated with a Civil Engineering degree in 2003.  Not coming from a small town, he became accustomed to the benefits of small-town living pretty quick, like being able to meet his neighbors and “go where everyone knows your name;” participating in and coaching kids in city recreation sports leagues, attending kids’ school plays, concerts, recitals; and enjoying the many outdoor activities. He’s called Laramie his home ever since.

His wife was a fellow Engineering student at UW. They were married in Laramie in 2004, where they have raised their three kids.

When he has time, he still enjoys a game of pick-up basketball, along with golfing and fishing in the summers, hiking and hunting in the fall, skiing and hot springs in the winter, and travel and gaming in the spring.