Board of Trustees Application

History Nebraska is an independent Nebraska state agency that is directly governed by a fifteen-member board of trustees. History Nebraska 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.

Below is an application to self-nominate and run for election to the Board of Trustees. If the online form does not work for you, a printable form is available. Those completing this form must upload a written petition containing signatures of not less than 25 active members of History Nebraska, available here. The application deadline is August 19, 2020.


Note: Trustees of History Nebraska (legally the Nebraska State Historical Society) must be residents of the State of Nebraska during their term of service.

Please check the area(s) in which you feel you possess skills or expertise to contribute to the Board of Trustees of History Nebraska:

I acknowledge that if elected to the History Nebraska Board of Trustees I am expected to:

  • Reside in my congressional district the entire term of office
  • Attend quarterly board meetings and fulfill committee assignments
  • Working actively on committees and other assigned responsibilities outside of regularly scheduled board meetings
  • Maintain membership in History Nebraska
  • Commit to a personally significant gift each year to the organization
  • Advocate and support History Nebraska
  • Abide by History Nebraska’s code of ethics, governance agreement, and conflict of interest policies
Applicants must get 25 petition signatures from History Nebraska Members prior to applyingTotal file size for all files cannot exceed 17MB.
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