5th Penny - Building a community that is...


Safe ButtonA safe community is important to everyone.  Providing safety and welfare services to Laramie residents accounts for two-thirds (2/3) of all municipal operations and spending.

  • Fire-fighting, law enforcement and ambulance services.
  • Training and equipment for first responders.
  • Animal control and sheltering.
  • Repair of streets, alleys, bridges, traffic signals, signs and striping.
  • Provision of emergency response vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances.
  • Repair of storm drains and detention ponds.

Strong ButtonCollaboration makes for a strong community.  Through the City’s Community Partner Program, more than $2 Million of 5th Penny monies have been “paid forward” to  over 30 partner agencies, which have created jobs and economic opportunities, help disadvantaged residents, improved the quality and character of our community,  contributed to Laramie’s quality of life, and generated incalculable returns on investments.  For a full list of community partners click here.

  • Interfaith-Good Samaritan
  • The Soup Kitchen
  • Laramie Main Street Alliance
  • Laramie Chamber Business Alliance
  • Eppson Center for Seniors
  • Downtown Clinic
  • Laramie Bike Net
  • Cathedral Home
  • Laramie Regional Airport

Vibrant ButtonVibrant communities grow and thrive. The 5th Penny funds are used to match and secure outside grant funding — stretching local resources as far as possible. Laramie’s parks and recreation facilities, trails and open spaces are built and maintained by the 5th Penny.  

  • 6+ Miles of the Laramie River Greenbelt
  • 30+ Miles of Trails and Shared-use Paths
  • Greenhill Cemetery
  • 175+ Acres of Parks
  • Robust Arts and Culture 
  • Nationally Recognized Downtown