Elliot appointed guardian ad litem for Cheyenne County

Commissioners also approve public defender contract


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Audrey Elliot was awarded the contract for Cheyenne County Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) during Monday's regular commissioners' meeting. She was the sole bidder for the position.

During their regular meeting held Monday morning, the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners appointed Audrey Elliot of Scottbluff as the county's new guardian ad litem.

A guardian ad litem, or GAL, acts as an advocate rather than legal counsel for children and special needs individuals within the court system to assist in protecting their rights.

Elliott was the sole bidder for the GAL position, proposing $126,000 for a two-year term, or $63,000 per year.

Prior to the appointment, District 3 Commissioner Phillip Sanders said he was "very much in favor" in having a GAL for Cheyenne County....

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