Commissioner Crystal Rhoades - District 2


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Professional Career:

  • Elected to the Public Service Commission in November, 2014
  • Douglas County Nebraska:  Juvenile Detention Alternatives Coordinator 2013-2014
  • University of Nebraska Omaha Neighborhood Center:   Nebraska Assistant Executive Director 2007-2013; Outreach Coordinator 2006-2007
  • Metropolitan Community College:  Board Secretary 2012; Board Chairman 2010-2011; Board Treasurer 2008-2009; Board Member 2007-Present
  • Aquila, Inc.:  Associate Operations Analyst IT 2000-2006

Current Member: 

  • North American Numbering Council (NANC)
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
    • Task Force on Transportation
  • Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC)
  • South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, Executive Committee – Secretary
  • Domestic Violence Public Policy Council

Former Member:

  • Metropolitan Community College, Board of Governors – Secretary
  • South Omaha Redevelopment Steering Committee
  • Midtown Neighborhood Alliance
  • Clean Solutions Omaha – Saddle Creek Basin Panel, Advisory Board
  • Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Housing Committee
  • Omaha Community Action Group, Lead Safety in Omaha Superfund Site

Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Nebraska Omaha, CPACS, 2011
  • John F. Kennedy Award, Nebraska Democrats, 2010
  • First Lady’s Outstanding Community Service Award, 2010
  • League of Women Voters, Making Democracy Work, 2010
  • Omaha Jaycees, Ten Outstanding Young Omahans, 2010
  • Step Up Award, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Neighborhood Center, 2010
  • Strategic Planning Award, University of Nebraska Omaha, Graffiti Scan, 2010
  • Unsung Hero Award, South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, 2009
  • MAPA Community Service Award, Neighborhood Center, 2009
  • Midtown Neighborhood Alliance, Community Service Award, Neighborhood Center, 2008
  • Omaha Community Development, Community Excellence Award, Address It Now! 2007
  • Goodrich Scholarship, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Great Pursuits Award Aquila, Inc., 2004


Graduated from Omaha Central High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Psychology and Master of Science Degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in Urban Studies/Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Nebraska Public Service Commission

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Phone: 402-471-3101
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