Blueprint Nebraska To Host Public Town Halls Wednesday

NORFOLK – A new, citizen-led, statewide economic initiative that includes Nebraska Leaders in business agriculture, government and higher education will hold another set of public meetings on Wednesday, December 19.

Last month, Blueprint Nebraska held meetings in Chadron, Valentine, Scottsbluff, Gering and North Platte.

According to a release, the format of the meeting will include a brief introduction of Blueprint Nebraska by the organization’s leaders followed by remarks from local participants. Remarks by local leaders will include honest assessments of the economy, including both strengths and weaknesses.

The public town halls will be held in Lincoln from 8 – 10 a.m. (Southeast Community College), Omaha from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (UNO’s Scott Conference Center) and Norfolk from 3 – 5 p.m. (Northeast Community College, Lifelong Learning Center). The NECC Lifelong Learning Center is located at 801 E Benjamin Avenue in Norfolk.

There is no cost to attend the town halls and registration is not required.

Blueprint Nebraska co-chairs Owen Palm, President and CEO of 21st Century Holdings, and Lance Fritz, Chairman, President and CEO of Union Pacific Corp, will attend the town hall.

Blueprint Nebraska leaders will also lead the participants in a discussion and critique of issues emerging from the Blueprint Nebraska initiative, including: workforce recruitment, building strong communities, affordable and available housing, education attainment and strengthening agriculture.