Boards & Commissions
The Boards and Commissions of the City of Seward are listed alphabetically below. Agendas and minutes, upcoming meetings and names of current board members can be found by clicking on the link for that particular board or commission. Click on a board and/or commission to find out more information.
City Boards, Commissions & Committees
City Partnerships – Council Representatives
Seward/Saline Solid Waste Agency
Aging Services Commission
The Aging Services Commission consists of 9 members who serve a two-year term and can only serve two consecutive terms. One councilmember shall serve as an ex-officio member. The Commission develops the organizational and financial support within the community to ensure long-term stability and continuity of the aging services program by the utilization of all federal and state grants and funding available, and fees and assessments from the participants of the program. The members meet the 2nd Tuesday of Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. and Nov. at 1p.m. in the Lied Senior Center.
Jo Ann Hoffman
Tatum Tonniges – Council Member
CDBG Application Review Board
Community Development Block Grant
The Cemetery Board consists of six members who serve a three-year term. The City Administrator or his/her designee serves as an ex-officio member of the Board. The Board is responsible for the general operation and care of the Municipal Cemetery. The members meet quarterly (Mar., June, Sept. Dec.) the 1st Monday at 5p.m. in the Seward Cemetery. View information about the three City-owned cemeteries in Seward.
Greg “Jerry” Meyer
Council Liaison – Jessica Kolterman
Cemetery BoardSeptember 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Citizens Advisory Review Committee
The Mayor, subject to the approval of the City Council, shall appoint a Citizens Advisory Review committee of 5 members, which committee will report to the City Council on its findings and suggestions with regard to the functioning and progress of the Economic Development Plan. The City Administrator of Seward, Nebraska, shall as Program Administrator, serve as an ex-officio member of this committee. The committee shall be appointed and organized pursuant to the Economic Development Plan and the requirements of Section 18- 2715 R.R S. 1997, as it may be amended from time to time. All members shall be registered voters of the City of Seward. No member shall be an elected or appointed city official, an employee of the City, a participant in a decision- making position regarding expenditures of the Plan funds, an official or employee of any financial institution participating directly in the Plan or any qualifying business receiving assistance. At least one member shall have experience or expertise in business finance or accounting. The Citizens Advisory Review committee shall report to the City Council at intervals of no less than six months at a public hearing called for that purpose. This committee meets in February and in August.
Civic Center Commission
The Civic Center Commission consists of seven members who serve a three-year term. The Commission administers, manages and operates the Civic Center. The Commission makes and adopts plans for the physical development of a Civic Center Complex in cooperation with all interested City departments, including a capital improvement program which, in the Commission’s judgment, best carries out the intent and purpose of the Last Will and Testament and Testamentary Trust of Jessie T. Langworthy. The members meet the 2nd Monday of Sept., Nov., Jan., Mar., May & July at 5p.m. in the Civic Center.
Betty Jean Kolterman
Council Liaisons – Megan Kahler and John Singleton
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission consists of five members who serve a five-year term. Commissioners must be citizens of the United States, Seward residents for at least three years immediately preceding such appointment, and electors of the County wherein they reside. At the time of any appointment, not more than three members of the Commission, including the one or ones to be appointed, shall be registered electors of the same political party.
The Commission is responsible for the examination process used to determine the relative qualifications of applicants who seek employment in the police department in order to establish an eligibility list for the Mayor to use in the hiring process. The meetings are held every 4th Wednesday every quarter (Mar., June, Sept. & Dec.).
The Electrician’s Board meets as needed and consists of 4 members including the Electric & Power Resource Director and the Building/Zoning & Code Enforcement Director.
General Employee’s Pension Committee
There shall be one representative from each of the following City departments on the General Employee’s Retirement Plan Committee: City Hall Administration, Park/Cemetery/Recreation, Building Inspection/Public Facilities/Civic Center/Senior Center, Street, Electric, Water/Wastewater, and Library on said Committee. Each representative must be a full-time employee currently participating in the City’ s General Employee’s Retirement Plan. The Committee shall meet at least annually, or more often as deemed necessary for the purpose of, but not limited to: selecting an array of appropriate investment options; monitoring investment options; monitoring the activities of prudent experts; documenting the investment review process and decisions; and to develop and review an Investment Policy Statement.
Greg Butcher, City Administrator (non-voting)
Derek Bargmann, City Clerk (non-voting)
Jared Hans (2023)
Alan Cihal (2019)
Erin Wiseman (2023)
Gary Janicek (2019)
Mark Lintt, Chair (2022)
Emily Klenke (2023)
Joe Starkey, Secretary (2022)