Board of Directors

Board of Directors

2017 Board of Directors
 

NRDs help Nebraskans respond to natural resources challenges with local control and local solutions.  Major Nebraska river basins form the boundaries of the 23 NRDs, each of which is governed by a locally elected board of directors.  

At the Upper Big Blue NRD, a 17-member Board of Directors establishes policy.  These directors are placed in office through the general election process and represent the community’s interests in conservation.  Two directors are elected from each of the eight Sub-districts, plus one “At-Large” member from any Sub-district. 

The Board sets policy for the District and works closely with the staff through a committee system to carry out the District’s goals.  Meetings are conducted on the third Thursday of each month at the District office.  Committees meet throughout the month. 

Special meetings are called as needed to consider important concerns and issues.  Not only do the board members make decisions about conservation programs at the District level, they also bring a wealth of local judgment and experience when adapting state and national programs to local situations.

Board Members

Board Members
NRD Districts
Board Members

NRDs are organized as governmental subdivisions of the state.  Local control is provided by a board of directors.  At the Upper Big Blue NRD, a 17-member board establishes policy.  These directors are placed in office through the general election process and represent the community’s interests in conservation.  Two directors are elected from each of the eight Sub-districts, plus one “At-Large” member from any Sub-district.  

Not only do the board members make decisions about conservation programs at the District level, they also bring a wealth of local judgment and experience when adapting state and national programs to local situations.  The NRD staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations. The Board sets policy only.  The NRD staff at York and the field clerks at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices in each county are responsible for implementing NRD policy and regulations.

Paul Bethune

NARD REPRESENTATIVE
District
Sub-district 8

1027 N. Blackburn
York, NE  68467

Phone Number
(402) 366-9917

Jeff Bohaty

District
Sub-district 2

236 Maple Street
Seward, NE 68434

Phone Number
(402) 641-0430

Douglas Bruns

District
Sub-district 3

2208 Road 11
Waco, NE  68460

Phone Number
(402)363-1497

Douglas L. Dickinson

District
Sub-district 2

3369 Bluff Road
Seward, NE  68434

Phone Number
(402)643-5456

Gary E. Eberle

District
Sub-district 7

520 Road 20
Bradshaw, NE  68319

Phone Number
(402) 366-0737

Roger W. Houdersheldt

BOARD CHAIRMAN
District
Sub-district 1

2255 Road 128
Shelby, NE  68662

Phone Number
(402) 366-1674

Bill Kuehner, Jr.

District
Sub-district 6

855 Jennifer Road
Aurora, NE 68818

Phone Number
(402)-694-8769

Linda L. Luebbe

BOARD SECRETARY
District
At Large Member

4044 Adams Road
Beaver Crossing, NE  68313

Phone Number
(402)643-1741

John E. Miller

BOARD VICE-CHAIRMAN
District
Sub-district 6

165 Driftwood Drive
Aurora, NE 68818

Phone Number
(402) 694-3570

Larry K. Moore

NARD REPRESENTATIVE ALTERNATE
District
Sub-district 1

2240 A Road
Ulysses, NE  68669

Phone Number
(402)-735-7514

Micheal D. Nuss

District
Sub-district 5

32160 Road U
Sutton, NE  68979-3006

Phone Number
(402) 469-4230

Ronda L. Rich

District
Sub-district 7

1404 Road 17
York, NE  68467

Phone Number
(402)-363-7061

David Robotham

District
Sub-district 8

203 N. Blackburn Avenue
York, NE  68467

Phone Number
(402)-710-1877

William "Bill" L. Stahly

BOARD TREASURER
District
Sub-district 3

685 - 308th Road
Milford, NE  68405-8726

Phone Number
(402)-761-2023

Merlin M. Volkmer

District
Sub-district 5

814 Road Q
Shickley, NE  68436

Phone Number
(402)-759-4684

Paul Weiss

District
Sub-district 4

1216 Road 4
McCool Junction, NE 68401

Phone Number
(402)-724-2175

Lynn W. Yates

District
Sub-district 4

915 Road 12
Geneva, NE 68361

Phone Number
(402) 759-4732

Board Minutes

Board Minutes
Board Minutes

The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The Board consist of 17 members elected from eight Sub-districts.  The board sets policy for the District and works closely with the staff through a committee system to carry out the District's goals.  Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the District office.  Committees normally meet the week before the Board meeting on the second Tuesday and Thursday of each month.  Special meetings and Public Hearings are called as needed to consider important issues.

Below is the complete catalog of every Board of Directors meeting minutes since the inception of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District in July 1972.