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Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.

The following appointees are unpaid and are not subject to Legislative confirmation:


Board of Engineers and Architects

Bruce Dvorak, P.E., Lincoln


Advisory Committee on Aging

Danny L. DeLong, Beatrice

Charlotte Dorwart, Sidney

Luana Duennerman, Lincoln

Rodale Emken, Holdrege

Frank A. Herzog, Omaha

Ira Nathan, Omaha

Barbara Wegner, Cozad


State Comprehensive Capital Facilities Planning Committee

David K. Fanslau, Papillion


Conveyance Advisory Committee

Bret A. Abels, Papillion


Nebraska Dairy Industry Development Board

Michael K. Amen, Norfolk

Nebraska Board of Geologists

Charles G. Joyce, P.G., Omaha

Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Colleen S. Barnes, Norfolk


Long-Term Restrictive Housing Work Group

Melissa Ripley, Lincoln

The following appointees are unpaid and subject to Legislative confirmation:

State Racing Commission

Shelby Bakenhus, Saint Edward


Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Donna Kush, Omaha

Thank you to the many Nebraskans that generously give their time and talent to make a difference in our state.  These appointments will provide crucial insight and expertise to their respective boards, committees, and commissions.  To learn about openings and apply to serve on a board or commission, go to





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