A 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.
Collaboration 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.
The Soup Kitchen
Laramie Main Street Alliance
Laramie Chamber Business Alliance
Eppson Center for Seniors
Laramie Bike Net
Laramie Regional Airport
Vibrant 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.