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Release Date: 09/01/09
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

Installation Ceremony Held for BLM Lander Field Manager Jim Cagney

 An installation ceremony for the new field manager of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office was held July 21, 2009.

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Administering Oath of Office.

Wyoming BLM Director Don Simpson administers the Oath of Office to Jim Cagney while Kim Cagney looks on.
Jim and Kim Cagney.
Jim Cagney entertains the crowd.
BLM Wyoming State Director Don Simpson officially inducted Jim Cagney as the head of the Lander Field Office. The ceremony was attended by members of the public, congressional field representatives, and employees of local and federal government agencies.

"I appreciate the opportunity to lead this office," Cagney said during the ceremony. "The Lander Field Office has resource values that are very much worth fighting for, so there will be a lot of challenges. However I really enjoy working with this staff, and am confident we can steer a steady course. We have uses to authorize and resources to protect. I see establishing priorities and seeking a balance as my key responsibility, and plan to pursue that to the best of my ability," Cagney continued. In addition to his remarks, Cagney entertained the group by playing the guitar and singing a song.

Jim began his career with the BLM 32 years ago on an inventory crew in Burly, ID and has since served the BLM in various capacities in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. In Wyoming, he worked as a range conservationist in both Rock Springs and Worland. For the past five years, Jim has served as the Range Program Lead in BLM Wyoming’s State Office in Cheyenne.

Jim and his wife of 28 years, Kim, have been enjoying Lander and regularly take advantage of the many recreational opportunities. They have two daughters: Laura is working towards a Masters Degree in GIS at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and Becky is a senior at the University of Wyoming.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 09-04-2009