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Smith Receives Public Sector Excellence Award

    November 16, 2022

    Rock Springs, Wyoming, November 16, 2022 – At the 2022 Wyoming State Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference held in Gillette Wyoming, they recognized local High Desert Human Resources Association (HDHRA) Board Member Ashley Smith.  Ashley received the Public Sector Excellence Award which was created to recognize Public Sector HR Professionals for their work as public servants. This award is in memory of Kate Selby, a former Wyoming State SHRM Council President, who passed away in 2016. Kate was dedicated to her volunteer roles with SHRM and to the human resources profession, ensuring diversity in employment while serving as a Grievance and Appeals Coordinator for the State of Wyoming, Human Resources Division.

    Ashley has been a member of the High Desert Human Resources Association since 2019.  Shortly after joining, she stepped up to become the Secretary/Treasurer of the Association and still serves on the HDHRA Board today as the Treasurer.  She works for Sweetwater County as a Human Resource Specialist.  She loves that while working in this role she can help people navigate their career path, help with insurance needs, and then assist them as them move on to retirement. 

    The HDHRA Board is grateful for engaged HR professionals like Ashley and are lucky to have her knowledge and support on the Board.  For more information on how to become a member, check out the HDHRA website at