The South Lincoln County Training and Events Center was built as a result of months of study and research into economic feasibility and local priorities. The towns in South Lincoln County, Kemmerer, Diamondville, Cokeville, La Barge, Opal, Lincoln County and the Wyoming Business Council are all supportive of the facility. The City of Kemmerer has been designated as the managing entity and has hired a full time staff person to support the facility and its operations. It is anticipated that the facility will have an operating budget of about $200,000 per year, and it is expected that revenues from events at the Center will help offset those costs. The facility cost approximately $4,800,000 to build, and it is completely paid for.
In order to provide adequate funds for operations and maintenance, to develop opportunities for expansion, and to continue to invest in technology to maintain its state of the art capabilities at the Center, the Kemmerer City Council has voted to create a $4,000,000 endowment that would be held by the Wyoming Community Foundation. The Council also appointed a nine-member advisory board to lead the endowment-building effort and to support the work of the Center.
Our vision for the South Lincoln Training and Event Center is that it be host to a wide variety of educational, industrial, social and cultural events. In this way, we can promote and sustain growth in our community and contribute to the quality of life of all our residents.
Our future endeavors include capital projects, such as expanding the parking lot and adding another partition for further room division and usage. In addition, we hope to bring events of interest to Kemmerer’s residents including performances like the Young Musicians Concert Series, university and community theatre groups, professional development workshops, and more.
These endeavors and the prosperity of the Event Center are made possible through continued grants, sponsorships, and corporate and individual contributions to our endowment.