Board of Trustees

Transcripts and Reports of Nebraska State Historical Society 1885The Nebraska State Historical Society is an independent Nebraska state agency that is directly governed by a fifteen-member board of trustees. The Society is also a membership organization. Members elect twelve trustees, four from each of the state's three congressional districts, to staggered three-year terms. Three trustees are appointed by the governor, one from each congressional district. Nominations are made by a board-appointed nominating committee. A liberal petition process allows other names to appear on the mail-in ballot.

Bylaws (PDF)

Legal Notice of scheduled board meeting
Agenda of scheduled board meeting January 5, 2018
Itinerary of scheduled Nebraska State Historical Society Board of Trustees meeting January 5th, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

NSHS Board of Trustees Application Materials
The board-appointed nominating committee will put forward a slate of nominations, but anyone may become a candidate by petition with the signatures of twenty-five current members, or seek a governor appointment.

NSHS Trustee Candidate Application  (Word)  (PDF)

NSHS Trustee Petition Form  (Word)  (PDF)

Nebraska State Historical Society Governance  (Word)  (PDF)

Nominating and Board Development Committee  (PDF)

NSHS Board of Trustees Standing Committees 2016  (Word) (PDF)

Nebraska State Historical Society Board of Trustees 2018  (Word) (PDF)

Institutional Values and Code of Ethics for Board, Staff, and Volunteers  (Word)  (PDF)

 

2018 Elected Members

Jeff Barnes, Omaha
Second Congressional District
Second term, expires 2018

Lance Bristol, Ansley - Treasurer
Third Congressional District
Second term, expires 2020

Cherrie Beam Callaway - 1st Vice President
First Congressional District
Second term, expires 2019

Spencer Davis, Bellevue
First Congressional District
Second term, expires 2018

Kim Elder, Paxton, President
Third Congressional District
Second term, expires 2020

Tom Kraus, Madrid
Third Congressional District
First term, expires 2019

Marilyn Moore, Lincoln
First Congressional District
First term, expires 2020

John Nelson, Omaha
Second Congressional District
Second term, expires 2020

Vickie Schaepler, Kearney
Third Congressional District
First term, expires 2018

Connie Spellman, Omaha
Second Congressional District
First term, expires 2020

Eileen Wirth, Omaha
Second Congressional District
First term, expires 2019

Bryan R. Zimmer, Plattsmouth
First Congressional District
Second Term, expires 2020

 

Governor Appointed Members

Ann Bruntz, Friend
Third Congressional District
First Term, expires 2020

Katherine Endacott, Pleasant Dale
First Congressional District
Second term, expires 2019

Heather Fryer, Omaha
Second Congressional District
First term, expires 2018

 

2018 OFFICERS
Kim Elder, President
Cherrie Beam-Callaway, 1st Vice President
Bryan Zimmer, 2nd Vice President
Lance Bristol, Treasurer
Trevor Jones, Secretary

Yearly memberships start at $32

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