For his commitment and extensive contributions to improving the community, including the lives of youth and families in Riverton, the Honorable Wes Roberts is named the honoree of the Boys & Girls Club of Riverton’s 3rd Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast. The breakfast will be held Wednesday, April 26, at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
“The practice of law is an incredible opportunity to be an advocate for good and a problem solver. The most intrinsic reward as a judge is the ability to influence people, see them improve their lives and make our community better.”
— Judge Wes Roberts
Raised in humble circumstances, The Honorable Wes Roberts grew up in a 10×40 trailer while his parents traveled from oilfield to oilfield. Tragedy struck when Wes’ father was killed in a car accident when he was 12 years old. His mother, widowed at age 29, raised Wes and his four siblings. Believing that “things always turn out best when you make the best of the way things turn out,” Wes has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others.
Judge Roberts retired in February 2023, after practicing law and serving on the bench for nearly 37 years. In his tenure on the bench, he received numerous awards, including the highest honor a Wyoming judge can receive: the Larry Lehman Award for Judicial Excellence. In 2022, he was honored with a national NHTSA Public Service Award. Guided by the values of doing justice, loving mercy and walking humbly with God, Wes says, “People come in discouraged; I try to take an approach as a judge that shows people what mercy feels like.”
Despite being diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that has progressively limited his mobility for the past 34 years, Wes has been actively involved in bettering his community.
Wes and his wife Pam have been married for over 40 years, and together they have raised three children and are blessed with four grandchildren.
Josh Norman will be featured at the 3rd Annual Riverton Awards & Recognition breakfast. Josh Norman is a Boys & Girls Club of America trustee, a former NFL All-Pro who has played for several teams.
Norman made it to the finals on the television show, Dancing with the Stars, and finished as the runner-up. He is a philanthropist, TV and radio personality.
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