Papio-Missouri River NRD - Subdistrict 8

Tim Fowler and Jim Kusek are vying for election.

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

    Tim N. Fowler


    Senior defense analyst for the Defense Information Technology Center at U.S. Strategic Command


    Public offices heldPapio-Missouri River NRD Board of Directors, 2003-present
    EducationBachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Military25 years as a commander in the U.S. Navy
    FamilyMarried, five children
    Key issueMy No. 1 priority is flood control, financial soundness and developing a solid plan with our new analysis of the watershed on where we’re going to go from here going forward. We’ve learned a lot about our watershed. And I want to complete a lot of the programs we started many years ago.

    Jim Kusek

    Retired municipal marketing coordinator for Omaha Public Power District

    Public offices heldVice-chairman, City of Omaha Parks and Recreation Board, 2014-present
    EducationMaster’s in public administration, University of Nebraska; Bachelor of Science in business administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
    FamilyMarried, three grown children
    Key issueMy top priority sitting on the NRD board is to provide a fresh look at the problems facing the board. Currently more than half of the 11 board members have served from 10 to 19 years on the board. I have over 30 years’ experience working with municipalities, public entities and federal/state agencies. My background beckons change. My top priority remains flood prevention and control. I also believe strongly in finding new public funding avenues and accessing the resources local entities might provide. Finally the board needs to shrink the time frame to get reservoirs and dams built. The cost of land/development continues to rise. My time frame would be 20 years rather than the current 50 years.

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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.)
    Drive-up location (115th and Davenport Streets, on median)
    Douglas County Engineer's Office (15505 West Maple Road)
    Millard Public Schools Foundation (5225 S. 159th Ave.)
    Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch Library (2100 Reading Plaza)

    To contact your election commission

    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