Papio-Missouri River NRD - Subdistrict 4

Tim McCormick and Barb Nichols face off in the general election.

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  • Flood control, fiscal discipline are focus of 3 Papio-Missouri River NRD races (Sept. 23, 2018)
  • Candidates

    Tim McCormick

    Owner of a bridge and heavy civil construction company


    Public offices heldNone
    EducationBachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame
    Familyfive grown children
    Key issueI have lived, worked, studied, farmed and played in and along the rivers and streams of the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District for decades. I understand the importance of water to our community and have witnessed the devastating force of floods. As a civil engineer and principal of a bridge construction company, I have had the opportunity and experience of studying the hydrology, tunneling under and span over these rivers and creeks. Water is our most important resource, and I want to represent my district when it comes to managing, developing and protecting our waterways and aquifers.

    Barb Nichols


    Public offices heldPapio-Missouri River NRD Board of Directors, 2000-2004
    EducationMaster of science in public administration, bachelor of science in environmental science -- both from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
    FamilySingle, three grown children
    Key issueTo support innovative, proactive efforts to cooperatively acquire land, which has been identified to develop much-needed flood protection projects, without the use of painfully lengthy and costly eminent domain. Planning is key, and the NRD needs to be able to compete in wise investment of flood control sites to stay ahead of development, especially in the face of rising land prices. My top priority throughout this process is to find prudent methods to have access to available funds to be creative in negotiating productive partnerships, always for the greatest public good.

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    City/County Building (1819 Farnam St.)
    South Omaha Branch Library (2808 Q St.)
    Washington Branch Library (2868 Ames Ave.)
    Ralston Police Department (7400 Main St., Ralston)
    Abrahams Branch Library (5111 N. 90th St.)
    Douglas County Election Commission (225 N. 115th St.)
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    Millard Public Schools Foundation (5225 S. 159th Ave.)
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    Douglas County Election Commission:; 402-444-8683; 225 N. 115th St., Omaha, NE 68154

    Sarpy County Election Commission:; 402-593-2167; 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, Papillion, NE 68046