Looking forward, giving back
NextGen Park County is a local organization that fosters relationships among young professionals, develops business opportunities, supports civic involvement, and promotes an overall investment in the future of our communities.
Our vision is to harmonize Park County’s rich Western heritage with emerging ideas for present and next generations.
Participation is open to all young professionals who live, work, or spend time in Park County. Our goal is to give young professionals within the community a chance to connect, grow, and be involved in Park County.
Mindy Megerth is NextGen Park County’s first 2021 Featured Member. She recently sat down with current Vice President Wade McMillin for a brief question-and-answer session.
1. Mindy, you have now been in NextGen Park County for a little over a year. What have you taken away from your experience so far?
“Being a part of NextGen Park County has been so fulfilling. I am truly passionate about giving back and being surrounded by like-minded people.”
2. You have truly made leaps and bounds since joining, and you are now serving as President. What does that mean to you?
“I could not be prouder to be apart of this amazing group and am honored to serve as the President. We have such a great group and I know we are going to continue to do great things together.”
3. What do you hope the group can accomplish under its new leadership?
“I could not be prouder to be apart of this amazing group and am honored to serve as the President! We have such a great group and I know we are going to continue to do great things together.”
4. You moved to Cody with your husband, Mike, recently. What do you think about Park County so far?
“We moved here in October of 2020; I also had lived here for about 6 years previously. I absolutely love Park County. I am so grateful to live in this beautiful place, and I love the people in this community.”
5. I understand you were also very charitable during your time in Billings. Please tell us about that—what experiences you had, how you hope to implement similar ideas in Park County.
“Giving back is my ‘why’ in life. I was very involved in several nonprofit groups in Billings—especially the Exchange Club. We coordinated several fundraisers and volunteered at numerous events. We did everything from serving drinks, litter pickup, basketball tournaments—I was even Snow White at the Billings Zoo for Halloween one year, which was a blast! I definitely learned a lot in the years I served in Billings, and I am very excited to utilize those skills and grow even more here with NextGen.”
The NextGen Park County membership is comprised of young adults of various professions, and the organization benefits from its membership’s diverse skill sets and strong work ethics.
Josh has been involved with NextGen Park County since 2016. From Michigan, he and his wife, Kerrie, moved to Cody in 2013. Josh studied professional counseling at Central Michigan University. Outside of work, Josh is an avid skier, cold weather enthusiast, and beer brewer.
Wade currently serves as Vice President of NextGen Park County and has been involved with the organization since 2017. A Cody native, he moved back to Cody with his wife, Heidi, after studying journalism at Northern Arizona University. Wade is an avid sports fan and former coach.
Highlights from NextGen Park County’s events and volunteer work in 2019 and beyond.
Highlights from NextGen Park County’s events and volunteer work in 2018.
Friday, February 26, 2021 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Bingo Night (benefitting Food 4 Kids) at Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6:00 PM — Meeting at Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:00 PM — Meeting at Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM — Meeting at Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club
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NextGen Park County’s governing body consists of a Board of Directors that consists of five of its designated, elected members.
Mindy currently serves as President of NextGen Park County and has been involved with the organization since 2019. Mindy moved from Billings, MT to Cody with her husband, Mike, in 2019 to assume management of the Olive Glenn Golf and Country Club bar and restaurant.
Mindy is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan—and loves when they beat the Browns, her husband’s favorite team.
Wade currently serves as Vice President of NextGen Park County and has been involved with the organization since 2017. A Cody native, he moved back to Cody with his wife, Heidi, after studying journalism at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. He now works for Park County as the Chief Appraiser in the Assessor’s Office.
Wade is an avid sports fan and former coach. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and ice fishing in his free time and is a closet video editor.
Spencer grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently an Appraiser in the Park County Assessor’s Office. An avid sports fan, his favorite team is the Los Angeles Rams.
Kerrie currently serves as Treasurer of NextGen Park County and has been involved with the organization since 2016. After studying mathematics at Central Michigan University, she and her husband, Josh, moved to Cody in 2015. Kerrie’s outdoor interests include skiing and snowshoeing.
Parker moved to Cody from Brighton, CO and has been involved with NextGen Park County since 2020. He studied accounting and finance at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.