Mayor Nominates Alyssa Martin for LES Board

Published on February 15, 2024

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today announced her nomination of Alyssa Martin to fill a vacancy on the Lincoln Electric System (LES) Administrative Board. If approved by the City Council, Martin would replace Martha Durr, who resigned in January.

"Alyssa's extensive experience in both the legal and energy sectors, coupled with her deep roots and proven leadership in Lincoln, make her exceptionally well-suited to serve on the LES Board,” said Mayor Gaylor Baird.

Martin is a Managing Director at Nelnet, where she helps lead the financing, development, and construction of solar energy projects throughout the United States, while managing a team that includes operations, legal, and compliance personnel. Martin previously served as a policy advisor at the City of Lincoln regarding matters relating to economic, workforce, and community development, including leading the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force. She practiced law as a corporate attorney at Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley and at Rembolt Ludke in Lincoln, after clerking for a federal appeals court judge.

Martin is a Lincoln native and graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. She serves as a commissioner for the Lincoln Commission of Human Rights and previously served as Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Committee as well as on the boards of the Lincoln Council of International Visitors, Lincoln Bar Association, and District Energy Corporation.

“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to potentially join the Lincoln Electric System Administrative Board. Growing up in Lincoln, I've witnessed firsthand the vital role that LES plays in our community's energy landscape. If appointed, I look forward to working collaboratively with fellow board members and stakeholders to ensure that LES continues to provide reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy solutions for all Lincoln residents,” Martin said.

The LES Board is a nine-member body responsible for the control and management of the property, personnel, facilities, equipment, and finances of LES. Members are appointed for three-year terms by the Mayor with the concurrence of the City Council, and members may serve no more than three terms.

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