CHEYENNE, Wyo. \u2013\u00a0\u00a0Governor Mark Gordon announced today he has appointed Greg Lanning Wyoming State Engineer. Lanning takes over for Pat Tyrrell, who retired in January after serving as State Engineer for 18 years.\r\n\r\nThe State Engineer is a position established by the Wyoming Constitution and has a term of six years. The State Engineer serves as the chief water official in the state and is responsible for the general supervision of Wyoming\u2019s waters, including technical, policy and regulatory matters concerning its beneficial use. The search process involved numerous stakeholders including experienced water industry professionals and representatives of rural water users; agriculture; the mining, oil and gas industries; and environmental organizations.\r\n\r\n\u201cFinding the right State Engineer was a challenging process, as the position requires a unique set of technical, policy and political skills,\u201d Governor Gordon said. \u201cGreg's background expertly balances these requirements and I can think of no one better to hit the ground running to lead the way in managing Wyoming's water. I look forward to welcoming Greg back to his home state of Wyoming.\u201d\r\n\r\nA Casper, Wyoming native, Lanning previously served as Deputy State Engineer under Tyrrell from 2012 to 2014. His broad background in civil engineering and water resource management includes time spent as Public Works Director for communities both in Wyoming as well as neighboring states. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and his Masters in Business Administration degrees at the University of Wyoming. He holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt is an honor to once again serve this great state,\u201d Lanning said. \u201cI look forward to re-introducing myself to our Wyoming water users and stakeholders and returning to our dedicated team of more than 120 employees at the State Engineer\u2019s Office.\u201d\r\n\r\nLanning will start his new position November 25.