Our Board

The Development Council for Buffalo County has a Board of Directors and ex-officio members that advise the Executive Director and staff. Voting board members represent valuable partners and investors, including the City of Kearney, the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo County Commissioners, and area business leaders. 

The Development Council also has several ex-officio board members representing the Cities of Kearney, Gibbon, Ravenna, the Village of Elm Creek, the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, the Kearney Redevelopment Authority, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Board Officers

Chris Miller
Miller & Associates Engineers
Sherry Morrow
Vice Chairwoman
Buffalo County Board of Commissioners
Jerry Hellman
Secretary / Treasurer
Partner, Hellman, Main, Coslor & Kathol, P.C.

Stan Clouse
Past Chairman
Mayor, City of Kearney 

Board Members

Nathan Dorsey
Sr. Advisor, Community Banking
First National Bank of Omaha


Scott Ehmke
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

Justin Gould
Sr. Operations Manager
Black Hills Energy

Paul Kenney
Vice Chairman
University of Nebraska Regents



Bruce Kreutzer
Operations Manager
Parker Hannifin

Landon Lueshen
University of Nebraska Kearney
Tami Moore
City Council, City of Kearney
Professor, University of Nebraska Kearney


Kelly Naslund
General Manager
Kearney Crete & Block

Amanda Polacek
Marketing Manager
Kearney Regional Medical Center 

Brad Wegner
Midlands Contracting, Inc.


Ex-Officio Members 

Doug Kristensen
University of Nebraska Kearney

Derek Rusher
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

Brenda Jensen
Interim City Manager
City of Kearney


Matt Smallcomb
City Administrator
City of Gibbon

Fred Matejka
City of Ravenna

Dusty Newton
Municipal Administrator
Village of Elm Creek