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Boards and Commissions Fellowship

Boards and Commissions Fellowship

The Boards and Commissions Fellowship is an opportunity for individuals in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Columbus, Norfolk, South Sioux City, Scottsbluff, Wayne, and other interested communities to learn how to effectively serve on a local board and commission. The goal of this fellowship is to diversify the pool of qualified candidates in the aforementioned communities and give them the tools to serve on local boards and commissions. We are looking for individuals of different ages, members of the LGTBQIA+ community, new citizens, BIPOC, and individuals in various socio-economic status.

Additionally, Conservation Nebraska expects that Fellows who finish this course continue to have the mission of Conservation Nebraska in mind when making decisions within their appointed position. Courses will cover a wide range of topics including: finding the right position to fill, public speaking, and conservation efforts in Nebraska. Fellows will be paired with a mentor in their community who will possess experience serving on a board and/or commission whom they will meet with a couple of times a month.

Upon completion of the program, Fellows are expected to work with their mentors to find and fill open positions on a board or commission in their respective community. The end goal being that Fellows will  better reflect the population of their community, be prepared to lead, and be more informed leaders who will make decisions that align with the mission of Conservation Nebraska.

The program will meet monthly for 6 sessions that will be a hybrid of in person and online. For more information, contact Rogelio

Interested in applying? Visit here for the Boards and Commissions Fellowship Application >>>