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Commissioners Ridder, Johnson Re-Elected to Leadership Positions

Commissoners Ridder, Johnson Re-Elected to Leadership Positions


Commissioners Ridder, Johnson Re-Elected  to Leadership Positions

Lincoln, January 16, 2019 – District 5, Commissioner Mary Ridder of
Callaway, was elected to serve as Chair of the Nebraska Public
Service Commission for a second year. District 4, Commissioner Rod
Johnson of Sutton, was also elected to serve a second year as Vice
Chair. The two were chosen to retain their leadership positions during
the Commissions’ January 15, meeting in Lincoln.

Elected to the Commission in November 2016, Ridder, who is serving
year three of a six-year term representing the 47 counties in
District 5, said she is looking forward to continuing her leadership role.

“The Commission has a lot going on right now, including developing
Next Generation 911, assisting with the regionalization of our Public
Safety Answering Points (PSAPS), pushing Broadband further out
into rural areas and improving monitoring of our grain warehouses
and dealers, home and recreational vehicle manufacturers,
transportation providers, and our regulated natural gas providers,”
Ridder said.

Topping her list of goals for the year is helping to develop the report
to the Legislature from the Rural Broadband Task Force of which she
is a member.

“We’ve got a lot of good heads from a variety of backgrounds on the
Task Force, she stated, and we’re making progress analyzing the best
way for Nebraska to build out broadband services to homes and
businesses who are unserved or underserved.” 

Commission leadership positions are elected on an annual basis. ###

Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.
(402) 471-0226

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