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Introduction
Membership
Opportunities to Get Involved
- Appointment Application
Board Members

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Introduction
"Public opinion is everything in this country." -- Abraham Lincoln


President Lincoln described the underlying premise of democracy when he spoke those words. Citizen participation in government, at all levels, has played a vital role in many major decisions.

The City of Lincoln offers many diverse opportunities for citizens to participate in local government decisions. When you choose to get involved, government becomes more responsive to citizen needs and desires. An advisory board, commission, committee or task force requires a commitment of time and a little extra study. Your reward for this commitment is the opportunity to help make Lincoln an even better place to live.

This page is your guide to the City's advisory committees and administrative boards. Listed are the responsibilities and meeting dates, times and places for each group. In most cases, special training is not required.

This guide is the City of Lincoln's way of inviting you to get involved in decisions that affect every citizen in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Thanks for wanting to participate in city government.

Membership
Most advisory committees require no special training, so anyone willing to commit time and effort may complete an application. When considering appointments, the City makes an effort to ensure membership is representative of the community at large. Most committee appointees are selected by the Mayor and approved by City Council. Some, however, deal with county issues as well. These groups must have county representation and may require County Board approval.

Opportunities to Get Involved
Opportunities to get involved are listed in general subject areas. Committees requiring members with specific training are noted. Further information on specific committee functions can be obtained by calling the listed telephone number.

On a separate web page there is a Appointment Application you can complete if you want to get involved. Send the form to the Mayor's Office for consideration when the Mayor selects appointees. You can obtain additional copies of the "Appointment Application" by calling the Mayor's Office, (402) 441-7511.

Accomodation Notice
The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441-7624 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.


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