SHERIDAN — Long-time Sheridan County resident Christi Burgess Haswell announced Wednesday she will run for county commissioner.

“Over the next several months, I hope to share with voters the reasons they should choose me for the Board of County Commissioners in November,” Burgess Haswell said. “My facilitation and mediation skills, as well as my professional background make me the right candidate for the job, and I believe my experience as a woman in her 40s and a mother of three young children will lend fresh perspective to the commission.”

Burgess Haswell grew up in Sheridan and graduated from the School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. Recently, she completed the Ruckelshaus Institute’s Collaboration Program in Natural Resources.

For the past five years, Burgess Haswell has been the office director for SWCA Environmental Consultants. She has more than 15 years of regulatory and permitting experience in Wyoming and has worked on projects with various state agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office.

Burgess Haswell served on the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce board from 2009 to 2012. In that role, she was a representative on the Sheridan Economic Development Task Force. She also served on the Center for a Vital Community Advisory Board for a decade and was chair of that board from 2009 to 2012.

Currently, Burgess Haswell represents District 4 on the Wyoming Wildlife & Natural Resource Trust board. She is also a member of the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which provides advice and recommendations to the agency on resource and land management issues.