2001 – Fred T. Baggs

Mr. Baggs was honored for his many accomplishments, not the least of which was making sure Cheyenne had enough water to thrive and grow. The owner of a custom clothing shop for men since 1991, Mr. Baggs, as president of the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities, helped shepherd the “Cheyenne Stage II” water project through the regulatory process, guaranteeing the city a stable supply of water. He also helped Laramie County Memorial Hospital obtain its first “CAT” scanner, helped establish Cheyenne’s City Center Parking Lot and raised money to put an elevator in the Cheyenne Civic Center. “Simply stated, Fred Baggs consistently and continually gets things done,” Dana Metzke said in her letter nominating him for the Community Spirit Award. “I think people should do something for their community in whatever arena they find satisfying,” Mr. Baggs said.