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CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
December 23, 2002
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831

Mayor selects Remington to head Aging Services
Appointment subject to City Council and Lancaster County Board approval

Mayor Don Wesely has selected June Remington to be Director of Aging Services. Remington is a Senior Account Executive for McBride and Associates.

“June has a wealth of experience in positions requiring a great deal of responsibility,” Wesely said. “She has worked successfully with administrators, elected officials and volunteers and is very familiar with issues involving aging and disabled people. She will be an excellent leader for this important agency.”

Following confirmation by the City Council and County Board, Remington is scheduled to begin her new position January 21, 2003. Mayor Wesely thanked Deb Peck for serving as interim Aging Director. Peck return to her position as Aging Services’ Administrator of Community Activities and Services. .

In her current position, Remington serves as Executive Director of the Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council. She also was Executive Director to the Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She previously owned a lobbying firm and served as Assistant Executive Director for the Nebraska Council of School Administrators. Remington has an associate degree in Business Science from McCook Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a management major from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Remington, 55, was appointed by Mayor Wesely to the Lincoln Electric System Board and is currently the Board Vice Chair. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Society of Association Executives. She was a former Director and co-owner of the Farmers Bank of Clatonia and co-owner of an insurance agency within the bank.

“I'm looking forward to working with the fastest growing population of Nebraska citizens,” Remington said. “Aging Services is involved in promoting good health and longevity as well as a wide range of services that make living easier for citizens as they grow older. My goals include continuing to do what we do well, to work with the community to assess needs for the people we serve and to do all of that as efficiently and effectively as possible.”

The City received 52 applications for the position. A screening committee, which included representatives of the City, County and human service agencies, reviewed the candidates and assisted in the selection process. The County Board and City Council are expected to take formal action on the appointment in early January 2003. Aging Services is administered by the City of Lincoln and serves eight counties: Butler, Fillmore, Lancaster, Polk, Saline, Saunders, Seward and York.

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