Awards & Honors

Accredited Destination Marketing Organization

In August 2012, Visit Cheyenne earned the top accreditation for the tourism industry from Washington, DC, based Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI).

Currently, only 148 visitor bureaus worldwide have been awarded this accreditation. Visit Cheyenne is the only bureau from Wyoming to have earned the status.

Honored with Adrian Awards

HSMAI's (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) Bronze Adrian Award in 2012 was awarded to Visit Cheyenne and Tucker & Associates for Public Relations efforts.

HSMAI awarded Visit Cheyenne and Madden Media the Gold Adrian Award in 2013 for Public Relations efforts.

Honored for Western Heritage

True West magazine voted Cheyenne as ...

#1 Western Town, 2009
#5 Western Town, 2008
#4 Western Town, 2007

American Cowboy magazine's Reader's Choice Awards in 2009:
Best Rodeo: Cheyenne Frontier Days
Best Art Event: Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale
Best Overall Event: Cheyenne Frontier Days

American Cowboy magazine names Cheyenne one of the "20 Best Places to Live in the West" and highlights Cheyenne Frontier Days, Big Boy, Bit-O-Wyo Ranch, the Cheyenne Depot Museum, and Terry Bison Ranch.

Best Place for Healthy Living


Ranked in the top 10 for Best Places to Raise a Family by Men's Health magazine from 2009-present. Click here to read the magazine's criteria for the honor.

The American Lung Association ranked Cheyenne as ...

* #1 Cleanest Air City, 2007-present

* Listed as the #1 Top 25 Cleanest U.S. Cities for Year-round Particle Pollution and Laramie County as #3 for the Top 25 Cleanest U.S. Counties for Year-round Particle Pollution (read the 2013 State of the Air Report here.)

Convention Services Awards

New Supplier Member of the Year 2004, Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Governmental Meeting Planners (SGMP).

Fifth Best Convention & Visitor Bureau Website 2003Successful Meetings magazine.

Best Visitor Services program in 2001, Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus.

Bureau Staff Awards 

Darren Rudloff

Above and Beyond Award and the Visit Cheyenne from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve ( Wyoming Chapter), 2004.

Certified Destination Management Executive (CMDE) designation from the Destination Marketing Association International (formerly IACVB), 2005.

Board member:

* Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition

* Wyoming Travel and Tourism

* Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

* Greater Cheyenne Foundation

* Membership Committee of Destination Marketing Association International (past member)

Jim Walter

* Member Rocky Mountain Chapter of PCMA
* Member Meeting Planners International (MPI)

Jill Pope

* Past Board President of Special Friends
* Author of "Haunted Cheyenne," 2013

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