PLAINVIEW – As the new year begins there is a new Executive Director in charge of the Northeast Nebraska RC & D Council. Jocelyn Osborne of South Sioux City will take the lead from Jan Jorgensen who has served the position since July of 1993.
“I’m really excited to get to know everyone more and get to know the organization more and get out to the communities and find out what the needs are in the communities and what they are hoping to see from RC & D or need from RC & D,” said Osborne.
Osborne graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa in May of 2017 with degrees in English and Religious Studies. Following her graduation, she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to work as a Program Specialist with Lead Up, which is a nonprofit organization serving high-school students in Lincoln.
The RC & D recently held their annual meeting at Serendipity Restaurant in Plainview. Officers for 2019 were selected. Jim Rabe of Winside is the President. Gary Howey of Hartington is the new Vice-President after the resignation of Dennis Wacker. Judy Rasmussen of Plainview is the Secretary. Justin D. Doerr of Plainview is the new Treasurer. Jorgensen is stepping down from the Executive Director after serving the position since 1993 and Dennis Wacker resigned since he and his wife are moving out of the area soon.
“That meeting went very well,” said Osborne, “along with me being able to meet everyone on the board we said good-bye to Jan (Jorgensen) and also said good-bye to Dennis Wacker, the Vice-President of our board. We’ll now have a new Vice-President as well as a new Treasurer.”
The Northeast Nebraska RC & D will again partner with North Central District Health Department in distributing radon test kits.
“Right now, one of the big projects we are working on is getting radon test kits distributed,” explained Osborne. “This year unlike past years there will be a small fee this year with them being at $8, however that is half price for what they are offered in store or online so that is going to be really great for the communities around here.”
Osborne is also looking forward to the Farmers Market that will begin in June as well as getting more memberships and more community involvement.
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