Mayor Don Wesely today appointed Roger Larson to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission to replace Linda Hunter who resigned Friday. The appointment must be approved by the City Council and County Board. Larson would fill out the remainder of Hunter's six-year term, which expires in August 2005.
"We are very fortunate that Roger has agreed to fill this important position," said Mayor Wesely. "He has served this community in so many ways, and his leadership, integrity and expertise will be an asset to the Planning Commission."
After retiring from a 39-year career at KFOR Radio in Lincoln, Larson joined the community relations staff of the National Bank of Commerce, now Wells Fargo, in 1993. He has served on the boards of more than 40 organizations in Lincoln, including BryanLGH, the Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, the Downtown Lincoln Association, Junior Achievement, the Lincoln Children's Museum, the Lincoln Food Bank, the YMCA and United Way.
The nine-member Planning Commission is responsible for helping to develop a comprehensive land use plan for Lancaster County and for making policy recommendations to the City Council and County Board. State statute requires counties to form planning commissions if a primary class city (population 100,000 to 300,000) is located in the county.