City of Lincoln
City Advisory Boards
Any alarm business or alarm user who has had a permit application denied; a permit revoked or suspended; or who has been assessed a fee, other than the nonrefundable permit application fee, permit renewal fee, or permit reinstatement fee, may appeal such denial, revocation, suspension, or fee to the Alarm Review Board.
Special Requirements: The Board must consist of a police department employee recommended by the Chief of Police, a Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department employee recommended by the Fire Chief, one person from a neighborhood association, two representatives from separate alarm businesses, and one representative from the local business community, provided that said member is not employed by any business performing any activity listed in Section 5.56.025(b)(3) of the Emergency Alarm Systems ordinance. Any board vacancy shall be filled in the same manner provided for in the original appointment.
This board reviews City Council recommendations for audits of city offices, departments, and agencies. If the board deems an audit to be necessary, it then defines the scope of the audit, identifies the type of audit to be performed, reviews the contract auditor's final report, and makes recommendations to the Council and Mayor based on that report.
Special Requirements: At least one of the Mayor's and one of the City Council's appointments must hold an active license as a CPA in Nebraska, or be a certified internal auditor, or have experience showing specialized knowledge in the area of conducting performance audits.
It is the duty of this board to study and make recommendations to the City on the management, rental rates, upkeep and maintenance of Pershing Auditorium.
Special Requirements: Must be a resident of Lincoln. All board members shall be appointed by the Mayor.
This commission reviews and makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on proposed revisions to Lincoln's home rule charter.
Special Requirements: Must be residents of Lincoln.
This board reviews complaints concerning police procedures and policies. It makes recommendations on discipline and policy based on these reviews.
The Personnel Board shal advise the Mayor, Council and personnel director on matters concerning personnel / human resource administration, including training programs and the fostering of interest by educational institutions and civic, professional, and employee organizations in the improvement of the city service.
The board may review the personnel rules and regulations and amendments developed and recommended by the personnel director; conduct hearings, approve or reject such rules in whole or in part and with or without modifications; and transmit such rules with recommendations to the Council for its consideration and legislative action.
The board will also hear appeals by any employee in the classified service from a division by the department director with respect to discharge, suspension, or a reduction in classification or pay; and report in writing to the appealing employee and the director its findings and decisions.
Individuals serving on the board should have a knowledge of employment law and principals of human resource administration.
The District Energy Corporation, formed under the State of Nebraska’s Interlocal Corporation Act, is a non-profit organization which provides innovative, efficient and low-cost space heating and cooling services to several facilities owned by the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County, and the State of Nebraska. This organization was formed to construct efficient infrastructure and resources to help foster economic development of the greater Lincoln area..
Two members shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Lancaster County, Nebraska and two members shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska and confirmed by the Lincoln City Council. One member is appointed by LES.
The Airpark Development Board is focused on creating the framework necessary to accelerate the economic development of the Lincoln Airport Authority's industrial property. This mission will be carried out in a manner consistent with the Airport Authority's primary purpose(s) of providing aviation services and job creation opportunities for Lincoln residents.
The City of Lincoln and Lincoln Chamber Economic Development Corporation have a public-private cooperative agreement to establish and operate the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, also known as LPED. LPED plays a vital role in promoting economic development in Lincoln.
The "Goals" of the Partnership are:
The general purpose of the LPED Steering Committee is to provide oversight of the operations and affairs of the Partnership, establish the Annual Partnership Budget, and review/approve the Annual Program of Projects.
Special Requirements: Prior to ratification of the Annual Program of Projects, the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development will facilitate a strategic planning workshop with members of the steering committee and other stakeholders if required. The workshop shall be designed to discuss the economic development needs of the City, and to review the proposed Annual Program of Projects prior to adoption. The strategic planning workshop is typically held on a scheduled Steering Committee date and may require an additional time commitment of 2 hours.
The commission focuses on issues important to women and on barriers which prevent women from making choices in their lives. Members are appointed by the Mayor.
Special Requirements: Must be residents of Lincoln.
This committee arranges program schedules for international visitors to Lincoln, as requested by national agencies. Members schedule professional appointments, community experiences, and home hospitality for leaders or potential leaders from various countries.
The mission of this citizens' advisory committee is to identify issues and recommend policies and strategies that enhance and support the full and equal partnership of people of diverse racial, cultural, economic, gender and disabled groups in city government and Lincoln community affairs.
Special Requirements: Members are representative of Lincoln's diversity and include one City Council member.
This board shall review appeals from people who are denied peddlers permits, lotteries permits, or taxicab permits. The Permit Review Board consists of the Chief of Police or his/her designee; the Director of Public Works or his/her designee, and a citizen of the City of Lincoln appointed by the Mayor.
Special Requirements: Citizen member must reside within the City of Lincoln.
This Board acts as the final review panel regarding contested procurements issued by Lincoln City government.
Special Requirements: 3 representatives of governmental or quasi-governmental purchasing professionals. The other 2 are citizens who have bid on or contracted with governmental entities. All board members shall be appointed by the Mayor.
This board oversees investments of the Police and Fire Pension Plan assets and directs the City in the making of such investments.
Special Requirements: The three members appointed by the Mayor must have at least 5 years demonstrated experience in
financial, actuarial, investment, or employee benefit plan matters.
*Two positions are filled by the CIty Finance Director and City Personnel Director; two positions are elected by secret ballot by City police officers; two positions are elected by secret ballot by City firefighters; and three positions are appointed by the Mayor, subject to the City Council's approval.
The Relocation Assistance Appeal Board meets as needed to hear appeals by persons who believe the City of Lincoln has failed to properly determine the person's eligibility for, or the amount of, payment for relocation assistance.
Special Requirements: Members include the City Attorney, City Finance Director, City Planning Director and two citizens.
This board monitors the local cable company, considers complaints against the cable franchise, makes recommendations on cable policy issues and recommends policy for access channels.
A requirement of the Workforce Investment Act, this Board is responsible for overseeing the federally-mandated reform of job training services. The Board is charged with the development of a local plan outlining workforce shortages, needed skills and training opportunities within the Lancaster and Saunders Counties areas.
Special Requirements: The Act requires that the board include a representative from one of the each partner agencies, community based organizations, organized labor, education and economic development agencies. In addition, a majority of the Board must be members of the private sector with positions of high responsibility.