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.

Subdistrict 8 Vacancy  Central Platte NRD is accepting letters of interest to fill a board vacancy in Subdistrict 8.  This Subdistrict is located in the northwest part of Grand Island, east of Highway 281. To determine if you live in Subdistrict 8, see map below. The Nominating Committee includes Ed Stoltenberg, Doug Reeves, Chuck Maser & Jerry Milner. Those interested in serving on the Board are encouraged to contact a member of the Committee and the CPNRD office at (308) 385-6282 for a detailed map to determine if they are located in Subdistrict 8.        Subdistrict 8 map

The candidate selected will be considered at the February 22nd Board of Directors meeting for a term that ends in December 2024.  Letters of intent will be accepted until February 9, 2024, and can be sent to CPNRD, 215 Kaufman Ave. Grand Island NE 68803 or emailed to vogt@cpnrd.org. Interested candidates should also file with the State Election Office for a two-year term which has a filing deadline of March 1, 2024.

Board Officer Nominating Committee  The Committee recommended Keith Ostermeier, of Grand Island, for Secretary, and Marvion Reichert, of Elm Creek, for Treasurer. Board officers may serve two, two-year terms. The election will be held at the January 25th Board of Directors meeting.

General Election The following incumbents are up for the upcoming election cycle and must file by February 15th. The non-incumbent deadline is March 1st.
Subdistrict       Director                                                            Sub-District Locations
Subdistrict 1    Jay Richeson, Gothenburg                             Custer, Dawson, Frontier
Subdistrict 2    Dwayne Margritz, Lexington                           Buffalo, Dawson
Subdistrict 3    Marvion Reichert, Elm Creek                          Buffalo, Dawson
Subdistrict 4    Ryan Kegley, Kearney                                     Buffalo, Hall
Subdistrict 5    Mike Wilkens, Gibbon                                      Buffalo
Subdistrict 6    Mick Reynolds, Wood River                            Hall
Subdistrict 7    Jerry Wiese, Grand Island                              Hall, Howard
Subdistrict 8    Todd Arends, Grand Island                           Hall
Subdistrict 9    Doug Reeves, Archer                                      Hall, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Hamilton
Subdistrict 10  Barry Obermiller, Grand Island                       Hall

Jay Richeson Subdistrict 1
  • Dawson County
  • Gothenburg
Terms: 2005-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Water Quality, Western Projects, Programs, Variance, Policy
Brian Keiser Subdistrict 1
Western Projects Chair
  • Dawson County
  • Gothenburg
Terms: 2007-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Water Utilization, Western Projects, Budget, Resubdistricting, Building
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 Chair
  • Dawson County
  • Lexington
Terms: 2021-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Water Utilization, 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, Variance, Budget, Executive, Policy, N Crop Report
Steve Sheen Subdistrict 3
  • Buffalo County
  • Kearney
Terms: 2007-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Water Utilization, Western Projects
Ryan Kegley Subdistrict 4
  • Buffalo County
  • Kearney
Terms: 2021-Present
Current Term: 2022-2024
Committees: Western Projects, Water Quality, Programs, Resubdistricting
Lon Bohn Subdistrict 4
Water Quality Chair
  • Buffalo County
  • Gibbon
Terms: 2019-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Water Quality, Western Projects, Programs, Budget
Deb VanMatre Subdistrict 5
NARD Representative
  • Buffalo County
  • Gibbon
Terms: 2015-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Programs, Water Utilization, Western Projects, Resubdistricting, N & Crop Report
Mike Wilkens Subdistrict 5
  • Buffalo County
  • Kearney
Terms: 2023 - Present
Current Term: 2023-2024
Committees: Water Quality, Western Projects
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, Building, N & Crop Report, Nebraska Natural Resources Commission
Jerry Milner Subdistrict 6
Water Quality Chairman
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Terms: 1995-1998, 2014-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Water Quality, Eastern Projects, 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
Eastern Projects Chairman
  • Hall County
  • Cairo
Terms: 2007-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Eastern Projects, Water Quality, Budget
Vacant Subdistrict 8
  • Hall Counry
  • Grand Island
Current Term: 2024-2026
Todd Arends Subdistrict 8
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Current Term: 2023 - 2024
Committees: Eastern Projects, Programs
Ed Kyes Subdistrict 9
  • Merrick County
  • Central City
Terms: 2001-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Programs, Water Quality, Eastern Projects, Variance
Doug Reeves Subdistrict 9
Programs Chairman
  • Hall County
  • Central City
Terms: 2017-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Programs, Eastern Projects, Water Quality, Resubdistricting, Budget, N&Crop Report
Chuck Maser Subdistrict 10
Eastern Projects Chairman
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Terms: 2011-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Eastern Projects, Water Quality, Policy
Barry Obermiller Subdistrict 10
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Terms: 1997-Present
Current Term: 2021-2024
Committees: Water Utilization, Eastern Projects, Variance, Resubdistricting, Building
Keith Ostermeier At-Large
Board Treasurer
  • Hall County
  • Grand Island
Terms: 2017-Present
Current Term: 2022-2026
Committees: Water Quantity, Programs, Western Projects, Budget, Executive