Chad Banks

Chad Banks

Urban Renewal Agency Manager

City of Rock Springs

Rock Springs, WY USA

Just because things have 'always been that way' or 'we've tried that before' doesn't mean it can't be done or won't work the second, third or hundredth time.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Part-time jobs in high school and college helped me hone my interests and direction.
College courses and extra-curricular activities that supported by direction.
First job—getting my feet wet and figuring out the "real world."


Urban Renewal Agency Manager

I'm charged with the redevelopment of our historic Downtown area.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

My typical day is anything but typical. I work closely with small business owners on a daily basis to help boost their businesses. I also work with the City and other agencies. I could be working on various community promotions, writing grants, gathering and analyzing data or managing an event.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I suggest volunteering to get a good idea of your area of interest, what it entails, etc. Also do the research before making any big steps.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"I'm honestly not sure I heard much negative about my career or educational choices. However, I do hear noise and discouragement sometimes in my career."

Challenges I Overcame