Bowman Mayor, Lyn James was recently appointed by Governor Jack Dalrymple to serve on the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors overseeing the state's Department of Commerce. The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is a private foundation established by the Legislature in 2001 to provide private-sector guidance and oversight of the state's economic development efforts. Twenty-three business leaders from all corners of the state serve on the Foundation.
James is the co-owner of Flowers and Cappuccino by Lasting Visions in Bowman, ND. She is committed to her community and is currently serving her third term as President of the Bowman City Commission, after serving two terms as a City Commissioner. Lyn also serves on the Bowman County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, as well as several other local and regional boards and committees. She proudly represents North Dakota as a member of the ND Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, and as a member of the ND Energy Impact and Infrastructure Advisory Committee.
Lyn has been the Queen Coordinator for the ND High School Rodeo Association for the past 19 years. She is a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce and Bowman Rotary Club. Lyn is the past President of the ND League of Cities Executive Board, and served as a member of the Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, along with various other local and regional boards, committees and advisory positions.