“How can I be a servant and a role model today?” is a question that Mitch and Lilly Zimmerman ask themselves each day. Believing that “it’s the little things you do today that you may never see the results of,” Mitch and Lilly have dedicated their lives to being vessels for good. For their leadership and service to the community, they are named the honorees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming’s 25th Annual Awards & Recognition breakfast.
Both Mitch and Lilly graduated from Natrona County High School and married after Mitch graduated from college. As newlyweds, they started their life living in a 14×70’ trailer down the street from Lilly’s parents. Embracing the values of hard work and entrepreneurship, Mitch and Lilly have both opened their own businesses. Mitch started Computer Associates in 1996 and continues to operate it today. After running a children’s clothing store for 8 years, Lilly now serves as the Director of Advancement at True Care Women’s Resource Center. “I love that we make a difference in the lives of women and their families daily.”
Children and education top the list of causes they are passionate about. “Children have always been a passion, because they’re our future,” Mitch said. Mitch has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming for 20 years, and Lilly served on the board for Youth for Christ for more than 10 years; they each served as president of their boards for several years. “I’m a very youth-oriented person,” said Mitch. “I have always tried to be an influence and a role model.” Mitch has coached youth sports for several decades and served as the head coach of the Casper Swim Club and the president of the Casper Soccer Club. Lilly has taken numerous mission trips, along with her late-mother-in-law Anne Zimmerman, who she credits with being very influential in her life.
Married for 33 years, Mitch and Lilly have two sons and are proud grandparents of two grandchildren. They are not slowing down. “I don’t think God’s work is done yet,” Mitch said. They stay busy with their work and numerous hobbies, including hunting, fishing, flying, farming and fitness. Together, they are living Mitch’s lifelong dream of having an alfalfa farm with horses and cattle. “God always gets the glory for everything [we] do, and [we’re] just humble servants,” Mitch said. “God always does immeasurably more than we can do ourselves,” said Lilly.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming’s 25th Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast takes place Wednesday, September 13, 2023. There is no cost to attend but guests are asked to make a meaningful contribution to support the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming.