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Gov. Ricketts Seeks Applicants for OPPD Board of Directors Seat

Media Contacts:  

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974

Luke Robson, 402-471-1967


OPPD Subdivision 1 map here.


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he will seek qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the Omaha Public Power District’s (OPPD) board of directors that was created by the passing of Richard Hurley.


Applications for appointment to fill the vacancy on the OPPD board of directors will be accepted immediately and until 4:00pm on Friday, October 13, 2017.  Applicants wishing to be considered for appointment must meet the statutory residence requirements in Nebraska Statute 70-610.


The subdivision’s boundaries lie within Douglas County.  A map of the district can be found by clicking here.  The Governor reserves the right to seek out additional qualified candidates.


The appointee will serve until January 2019.


Interested individuals may complete an application online at  The application can be found on the website under the Boards & Commissions tab.  Applicants may also include a cover letter, resume, and any additional background materials with their application.


Questions about the application process can be directed to Kathleen Dolezal with the Governor’s Office at 402-471-2256 or