Tammy Ward was elected on May 7, 2019, to represent residents of the Northwest Lincoln City Council District #4. She was elected as Chair of the Council in 2022.
Tammy is President of Tammy J. Ward, LLC, her company provides advocacy training, community outreach and project management to a variety of clients representing seniors, veterans, children and other clients.
Prior to starting her own business, Tammy served as the Executive Director of the Seniors Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County. While at the Seniors Foundation, she helped lead the development team that successfully persuaded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to select the Lincoln VA campus as the site for the new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) after nearly a seven-year search. Tammy is also a past Development Director for Tabitha, a non-profit senior health care provider in central and southeast Nebraska.
Tammy is a former Congressional aide to United States Senator Ben Nelson, where she served as the District Manager in the Lincoln office, responsible for management and staff supervision and overseeing constituent services and outreach. She has served in the Lincoln Mayor’s Office, the Nebraska Governor’s Office, the Nebraska Legislature, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and is a Past President of the South Salt Creek Community Neighborhood Organization.
She is the former Vice Chair of the Lincoln Electric System Board of Directors (LES), a past Board member for Lincoln’s Downtown Rotary Club #14, Nebraska State Stroke Association and Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
Tammy currently serves on the University of Nebraska President’s Advisory Council.
Council Committees and Boards:
- District Energy Corporation (DEC), Vice Chair
- Downtown Lincoln Association (DLA)
- Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED)
- Lincoln Chamber Visitors Promotion Committee (VPC)
- West Haymarket Joint Public Agency (WHJPA)
- Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Chair
- Early Childhood Champions, Honorary Tri-Chair
- NeighborWorks Lincoln, (NWL) Past Board member