Board of 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.
Upcoming Board Meeting
2:00 p.m.   Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location
Central Platte NRD Office: 215 Kaufman Ave in Grand Island, NE
The CPNRD board room will be available for public participation in the meeting. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Board Meeting Minutes:  Board Action-January 28, 2021  |  Board Minutes 2018-2021

New Board Officers and Directors

In January 2021, the Central Platte NRD elected a new chairman and a new vice-chairman to the board of directors. Mick Reynolds, Wood River, was elected as new chairman of the board. Reynolds replaces Jim Bendfeldt who served two full terms. Jerry Wiese, Grand Island, was elected as vice-chairman of the board. Officers are eligible to serve two, two-year terms.

Two directors were also appointed to the board for a two-year term. Tom Downey, Lexington, was appointed to Sub-District 2 and Ryan Kegley, Kearney, was appointed to Sub-District 4. The two vacancies were due to directors recently moving out of their subdistricts. Chris Henry, Cozad, moved out of Subdistrict 2 and resigned from the board. Eric Davis, Kearney, was elected to replace Keith Stafford in Subdistrict 4. Davis moved to a new location in Kearney and inadvertently moved into Subdistrict 3.

County Voting Maps

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 Board MembersCommitteesTerms
Jay Richeson
Subdistrict 1

Dawson County
Gothenburg
308-537-2578
Water Quantity
Western Projects
Programs
Variance
2005-Present
Current Term:
2021-2024
Brian Keiser
Subdistrict 1

Dawson County
Gothenburg
308-537-7524
Water Quantity- Chairman
Western Projects
Budget
2007-Present
Current Term:
2019-2022
Dwayne Margitz
Subdistrict 2

Dawson County
Lexington
308-324-2730
Water Quality
Western Projects
2005-Present
Current Term
2021-2024
Tom Downey
Subdistrict 2

Dawson County
Lexington
Water Quantity
Western Projects
Variance
Current Term:
2021-2022
Marvion Reichert
Subdistrict 3

Buffalo County
Elm Creek
308-856-4332
Western Projects
Water Quantity
Variance
Budget
2005-Present
Current Term:
2021-2024
Steve SheenSteve Sheen
Subdistrict 3

Buffalo County
Kearney
308-237-3208
Water Quantity
Western Projects
Programs
2007-Present
Current Term:
2019-2022
Ryan Kegley
Subdistrict 4

Buffalo County
Kearney
Western Projects
Programs

2021-2022
Lon Bohn
Subdistrict 4

Buffalo County
Gibbon
Water Quality
Western
2019-Present
Current Term:
2021-2022
Deb VanMatreDeb VanMatre
Subdistrict 5

Buffalo County
Gibbon
308-468-5875
Board Secretary
Water Quantity
Western Projects
Programs
Budget
Executive
Current Term:
2019-2022
Jim Bendfeldt
Subdistrict 5

Board Chairman
Buffalo County
Kearney
308-234-6165
Water Quality
Variance
Programs
2005-Present
Current Term:
2021-2024
Mick Reynolds
Subdistrict 6

Board Vice-Chairman
Hall County
Wood River
308-379-4765
Board Chairman
Water Quantity
Eastern Projects
Budget
Executive
*Nebraska Natural Resources Commission
2005-2006,
2009-Present
Current Term:
2021-2024
Jerry Milner
Subdistrict 6

Hall County
Grand Island
308-382-3710
Water Quality-Chairman
Eastern Projects
Budget
Current Term
2019-2022
Jerry Wiese
Subdistrict 7

Hall County
Grand Island
308-382-2926
Board Vice-Chairman
Eastern Projects
Water Quantity
Budget
Executive
2001-Present
Current Term
2021-2024
Ed Stoltenberg
Subdistrict 7

Hall County
Cairo
308-382-5087
Eastern Projects-Chairman
Water Quality
Budget
2007-Present
Current Term
2019-2022
LeRoy Arends
Subdistrict 8

Hall County
Grand Island
308-382-1843
Eastern Projects
Programs
2005-Present
Current Term
2021-2024
Alicia Haussler
Subdistrict 8

Hall County
Grand Island
308-381-0564
Eastern
Water Quality
Programs
1997-2004,
2007-Present
Current Term
2019-2022
Ed Kyes
Subdistrict 9

Merrick County
Central City
308-548-2488
Programs
Water Quality
Eastern Projects
Variance
2001-Present
Current Term
2019-2022
Doug Reeves
Subdistrict 9

Merrick County
Central City
308-940-0656
Programs-Chairman
Eastern Projects
Water Quantity
Budget
Current Term
2021-2024
Chuck Maser
Subdistrict 10

Hall County
Grand Island
308-382-7555
Water Quality
Eastern
2011-Present
Current Term
2019-2022
Barry Obermiller
Subdistrict 10

Hall County
Grand Island
308-382-4877
Water Quality
Eastern Projects
Variance
1997-Present
Current Term
2021-2024
Keith Ostermeier
At-Large

Hall County
Grand Island
308-382-8266
Board Treasurer
Water Quantity
Programs
Western Projects
Budget
Executive
Current Term:
2019-2022

 

Board meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month (unless stated otherwise) at the CPNRD office located at 215 Kaufman Avenue, Grand Island NE 68803.  Contact CPNRD staff at (308) 385-6282 for details.