Johnson County's Rob Yingling has been named as the 2013 “Planner Of The Year” by his peers in the Wyoming Planning Association.
Yingling was presented the award at the WYOPASS Fall Conference and Awards Banquet earlier this month.
According to the WYOPASS website, he has been instrumental in rewriting the county's comprehensive plan, and dealing with unprecedented growth in the county during the coal bed methane boom and has provided visionary guidance and outstanding leadership to the field of planning in Wyoming.
He said he is very honored to have received the recognition.
Yingling has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, and an Master's Degree in Business Administration, both from universities in Maryland. He has done Master's-level coursework in Transportation Planning.
He is also a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer.
He has been the planner for Johnson County since October of 2000, and has chaired the WYOPASS Legislative Committee for the last three years.