This is an open letter of gratitude to Bill Luben for his many years of service to the members of this community as the city attorney. He was often in the unenviable position of publicly providing officials with unpopular advice; knowing full well that, if the advice was disregarded, he would undeservingly share in the blame for any adverse impact. Of course, he would also likely bear the brunt of cleaning up any mess that ensued from such disregarded recommendations.
With a sharp legal mind and an unwillingness to be bullied, he was always willing to work and negotiate with varying groups in order to benefit the citizens of Casper while also attempting to protect the city’s interests. In my dealings with Bill, my clients and I did not always agree with his position but we respected it. Perhaps more importantly, we also appreciated that in safeguarding the city, he was looking out for our community.
Thank you Bill. Your years of hard work and dedication to our city did not go unnoticed.