Jim Willox was 1st elected a Converse County Commissioner in November of 2006 and has been active in the WCCA ever since. Before being elected President Jim served as Chairman of the WCCA Transportation Committee, WCCA Treasurer and Vice President. He is a 4th generation Converse County resident, having grown up on the family ranch south of Douglas. In 2001 the family sold the ranch and they “moved to town”. Jim and his wife Tione own and operate Willox Properties LLC/T&J Maxi Storage along with several rental properties in Douglas and Casper.
Jim graduated from the University of Wyoming in December 1989 with a degree in Agriculture Business. He has previously served as an officer of the Converse County Stockgrowers, Douglas Moose Lodge and the Douglas Board of Realtors. Jim is currently Chairman of the Wyoming Lottery Board. He was an active member of the Wyoming Republican Party serving in several positions, culminating as State Chairman from 2003 to 2005.
Jim has been a Wyoming High School Basketball official for over for 20 years. He was also a USA wrestling official for 10 years.
Jim and Tione have 2 sons, Bo who lives and works in Douglas, and James who studying to be a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Wyoming.
Bill is a fourth generation Johnson County native. He was elected to the County Commission in 2014, reelected in 2018 and has served as the Chairman from 2016 to present.
Novotny holds a BA in International Relations with methods in Agri-Business Management from Michigan State University and completed an externship with APPICO HITECH in Bangkok, Thailand. He also holds a MA in National Security Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College and studied Civil Military Relations at the National Defense University.
Novotny interned for the late U.S. Craig Thomas and worked as a Research Assistant for U.S. Senator Mike Enzi from 2003-2007.
In 2017, he was a American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) delegate to China and in 2018 completed a Leadership Cohort with the American Enterprise Institute.
When not advocating for counties, he operates the 1892 Group, LLC., a boutique public affairs and political consultant firm. His clients have included Congresswoman Liz Cheney, Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16), Governors Matt Mead and Mark Gordon, New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez, Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn, and Superintendent Jillian Balow. A lover of the outdoors, he spends free time chasing his German Shorthair and raising Shorthorn and Hereford cattle.
Active within the WCCA, Novotny previously chaired the Revenue Committee and received the 2018 Riding for the Brand Award.
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Natalia D. Macker is Chairwoman of the Teton County Board of County Commissioners. On the commission since 2015, Macker has most recently served as Chairwoman of the Health, Safety, and Social Services committee and on the Board of Directors for the WCCA. She is a gubernatorial appointee to the Wyoming Council for Women and Land Quality Advisory Board (DEQ). She advises for the Period Project (an effort to end period poverty) in Jackson and is the Wyoming delegate to Vision2020 (a nonpartisan convener of women and men committed to gender equality).
In 2019, the WCCA honored Macker with the “Riding for the Brand” award for county commissioner of the year and she was included in the Wyoming Business Report’s 40 Under 40. Earlier this year, she was recognized by the Soroptimists of Jackson Hole with the Ruby Award for her service to women.
She also serves as the Artistic Director of Off Square Theatre Company, a small professional theater. She lives in Jackson with her husband and two young sons.