Directors

The Central Platte NRD Board of Directors is elected to protect and preserve a wide scope of natural resources within the district. There are 21 members, each serving a four-year term. The board consists of two directors in each of the 10 sub-districts and one at-large director.  Directors in the same sub-district are elected in alternate election years.

2022 Election:  There were no contested races for the Board in the May Primary.

Jay Richeson Subdistrict 1
  • Dawson County
  • Gothenburg
Terms: 2005-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Water Quantity, Western Projects, Programs, Variance, Policy
Brian Keiser Subdistrict 1
  • Dawson County
  • Gothenburg
Terms: 2007-Present
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Water Utilization, Western Projects, Resubdistricting
Dwayne Margitz Subdistrict 2
  • Dawson County
  • Lexington
Terms: 2005-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Water Quality, Western Projects
Tom Downey Subdistrict 2
Water Utilization Chairman
  • Dawson County
  • Lexington
Current Term: 2021-2022
Committees: Water Utilization (Chairman), Western Projects, Budget
Marvion Reichert Subdistrict 3
Board Secretary
  • Buffalo County
  • Elm Creek
Terms: 2005-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Western Projects, Water Utilization, Programs, Variance, Budget, Executive, Policy
Steve Sheen Subdistrict 3
  • Buffalo County
  • Kearney
Terms: 2007-Present
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Water Utilization, Western Projects
Ryan Kegley Subdistrict 4
Western Projects Chairman
  • Buffalo County
  • Kearney
Current Term: 2021-2022
Committees: Western Projects, Water Quality, Programs, Budget, Resubdistricting
Lon Bohn Subdistrict 4
  • Buffalo County
  • Gibbon
Terms: 2019-Present
Current Term: 2021-2022
Committees: Water Quality, Western Projects
Deb VanMatre Subdistrict 5
Programs Chairman
  • Buffalo County
  • Gibbon
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Programs, Water Utilization, Western Projects, Budget, Resubdistricting
Jim Bendfeldt Subdistrict 5
  • Buffalo County
  • Kearney
Terms: 2005-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Water Quality, Western Projects, Variance, Programs, Policy
Mick Reynolds Subdistrict 6
Board Chairman
  • Hall County
  • Wood River
Terms: 2005-2006, 2009-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Water Utilization, Eastern Projects, Budget, Executive, Policy, Nebraska Natural Resources Commission
Jerry Milner Subdistrict 6
Water Quality Chairman
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Water Quality, Eastern Projects, Budget, Policy
Jerry Wiese Subdistrict 7
Board Vice-Chairman
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Terms: 2001-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Water Utilization, Eastern Projects, Budget, Executive
Ed Stoltenberg Subdistrict 7
  • Hall County
  • Cairo
Terms: 2007-Present
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Eastern Projects, Water Quality
LeRoy Arends Subdistrict 8
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Terms: 2005-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Eastern Projects, Programs
Alicia Haussler Subdistrict 8
  • Hall Counry
  • Grand Island
Terms: 1997-2004, 2007-Present
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Eastern Projects, Water Utilization, Programs
Ed Kyes Subdistrict 9
  • Merrick County
  • Central City
Terms: 2001-Present
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Programs, Water Quality, Eastern Projects, Variance
Doug Reeves Subdistrict 9
  • Hall County
  • Central City
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Programs, Eastern Projects, Water Quality, Resubdistricting
Chuck Maser Subdistrict 10
Eastern Projects Chairman
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Terms: 2011-Present
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Eastern Projects, Water Quality, Budget, Policy
Barry Obermiller Subdistrict 10
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Terms: 1997-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Water Utilization, Eastern Projects, Variance, Resubdistricting
Keith Ostermeier At-Large
Board Treasurer
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Current Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Water Quantity, Programs, Western Projects, Budget, Executive

2021 Legislative Update:  Speaker Mike Hilgers sent a notice to the legislative body notifying them there will be a special legislative session between September 13- 30 as required for redistricting regarding new census numbers. The information is due to the Secretary of State prior to October 1, which is when it will be available to the counties and local government agencies. The new census data will result in CPNRD having to redistrict, staff plans to process the changes in-house. The new boundaries will be used in the 2022 election process.

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