Meet the Mayor
816 N Federal Blvd Riverton, WY 82501 Work: 307-856-2227
John L. (Lars) Baker was born in Rawlins, Wyoming in 1944 where his father was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. He graduated from Pocatello High School, in Pocatello, Idaho in 1962 and attended the University of Wyoming, graduating from there in 1967 with a degree in Wildlife Management & Conservation where he also earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1994. In 1966, he married Marian F. Negra of Missoula, Montana. In April of 2014 they celebrated 48 years of partnership and love. After a 7 year career in law enforcement, they moved to Riverton taking a job with Fremont County Weed and Pest. Four of their six children were born in Fremont County, Riverton or Lander. All six children attended school in Riverton and started their higher education at Central Wyoming College. Marian is also a graduate of CWC with a degree in Nursing and is currently employed at Riverton’s Wind River Clinic as a Registered Nurse. They are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where Lars has held a variety of leadership and service positions over the years. Lars has served the City of Riverton as a member of the City Council since 2006, resigning in December of 2013 as a requirement of state laws associated with his retirement from Fremont County Weed and Pest. As Mayor of Riverton he wants to give back to the community for the support that he and his family have received over the years using the administrative skills and education developed during a lifetime of public service.