David Welling  
Ward III
Title: Council Member
Phone: (307) 679-5872

I am the son of Don and Afton Welling. I am married to Wendy, the daughter of Ray and Shirley Blakeslee Smith. We were both born and raised, and are life long residents of this great community. I graduated from Evanston High School in 1980. I participated in athletics, student government, choir, and theatre. I was selected as an all state football player and was also selected as an all state choir member. I still love supporting the EHS athletics, and activities GO RED DEVILS.

I started working at the B& W Phillips 66 service station on the corner of Front and 11th street (Harrison), some of the wiser and more experienced citizens will remember this full service gas station. I probably checked their oil or washed their windshield. I have worked in the recreation toy industry for Superior Yamaha/Polaris, sold insurance for New York Life, then the oilfield industry for Oxbow Hydrocarbons (now Silver Eagle), and Bell Safety @ Chevron Painter plant. In all of these endeavors I met great people and learned from some wonderful mentors.

I have been a volunteer firefighter, with the Evanston Fire department, for over 25 years and an E.M.T. for over 12 years, and have held various leadership positions with that great organization. After 25 years of service I resigned (retired), and I was proud to be a part of a group of dedicated, professional individuals that volunteer numerous hours of training, learning, and giving of themselves to help protect this community and its citizens.

I am currently employed by the Uinta County Sheriffs Office as a Sergeant over the Detention Center now for over18 years. I serve on the State of Wyoming’s Detention Training Advisory Board, which sets the standards and training for the many professional Detention Deputies that work in this great State.

I have four wonderful daughters, one son-in-law, and a new beautiful grand daughter born in August of 2010.( I think she has me wrapped around her little finger already.)

I am grateful for this opportunity to serve the Citizens of the City of Evanston at this time. 

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