City of Lincoln
City Advisory Boards
Any alarm business or alarm user who has had a permit application denied; a permit revoked or suspended; or who has been assessed a fee, other than the nonrefundable permit application fee, permit renewal fee, or permit reinstatement fee, may appeal such denial, revocation, suspension, or fee to the Alarm Review Board.
Special Requirements: The Board must consist of a police department employee recommended by the Chief of Police, a Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department employee recommended by the Fire Chief, one person from a neighborhood association, two representatives from separate alarm businesses, and one representative from the local business community, provided that said member is not employed by any business performing any activity listed in Section 5.56.025(b)(3) of the Emergency Alarm Systems ordinance. Any board vacancy shall be filled in the same manner provided for in the original appointment.
This commission reviews and makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on proposed revisions to Lincoln's home rule charter.
Special Requirements: Must be residents of Lincoln.
The duties of this task force will include the following:
This board reviews complaints concerning police procedures and policies. It makes recommendations on discipline and policy based on these reviews.
The Committee shall advise the City Council on matters relating to financial audits, internal audits, performance audits, and operational reviews. The Committee shall develop an annual audit program, and the City Council shall select at least one subject for an audit by the Committee each year.
Special Requirements: At least one of the Mayor's appointees must hold an active license as a CPA in Nebraska, or be a certified internal auditor, or have experience showing specialized knowledge in the area of conducting performance audits.
The Personnel Board shall advise the Mayor, Council and Human Resources director on matters concerning personnel / human resource administration.
The board may review the HR and personnel rules and regulations and amendments developed and recommended by the Human Resources director; conduct hearings, approve or reject such rules in whole or in part and with or without modifications; and transmit such rules with recommendations to the Council for its consideration and legislative action.
The board will also hear appeals by any employee in the classified service from a division by the department director with respect to discharge, suspension, or a reduction in classification or pay; and report in writing to the appealing employee and the director its findings and decisions.
Individuals serving on the board should have a knowledge of employment law and principals of human resource administration.
The District Energy Corporation, formed under the State of Nebraska’s Interlocal Corporation Act, is a non-profit organization which provides innovative, efficient and low-cost space heating and cooling services to several facilities owned by the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County, and the State of Nebraska. This organization was formed to construct efficient infrastructure and resources to help foster economic development of the greater Lincoln area..
Two members shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Lancaster County, Nebraska and two members shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska and confirmed by the Lincoln City Council. One member is appointed by Lincoln Electric System's Administrative Board.
A requirement of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, this Board is responsible for overseeing the federally-mandated reform of job training services. The Board is charged with the development of a local plan outlining workforce shortages, needed skills and training opportunities within the Lancaster and Saunders Counties areas.
Interested candidates should contact Urban Development at the number noted above for the appropriate application form.
Special Requirements: The Act requires that the board include representatives from community based organizations, organized labor, education and economic development agencies, employment services and vocational rehabilitation. In addition, a majority of the Board must be representatives of business with positions of high responsibility.
The City of Lincoln and Lincoln Chamber Economic Development Corporation have a public-private cooperative agreement to establish and operate the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, also known as LPED. LPED plays a vital role in promoting economic development in Lincoln.
The "Goals" of the Partnership are:
The general purpose of the LPED Advisory Committee is to provide oversight of the operations and affairs of the Partnership, establish the Annual Partnership Budget, and review/approve the Annual Program of Projects.
Special Requirements: Prior to ratification of the Annual Program of Projects, the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development will facilitate a strategic planning workshop with members of the steering committee and other stakeholders if required. The workshop shall be designed to discuss the economic development needs of the City, and to review the proposed Annual Program of Projects prior to adoption. The strategic planning workshop is typically held on a scheduled Steering Committee date and may require an additional time commitment of 2 hours.
The commission focuses on issues important to women and on barriers which prevent women from making choices in their lives. Members are appointed by the Mayor.
Special Requirements: Must be residents of Lincoln.
This committee arranges program schedules for international visitors to Lincoln, as requested by national agencies. Members schedule professional appointments, community experiences, and home hospitality for leaders or potential leaders from various countries.
The mission of this citizens' advisory committee is to identify issues and recommend policies and strategies that enhance and support the full and equal partnership of people of diverse racial, cultural, economic, gender and disabled groups in city government and Lincoln community affairs.
Special Requirements: Members are representative of Lincoln's diversity and include one City Council member.
This board shall review appeals from people who are denied peddlers permits, lotteries permits, or taxicab permits. The Permit Review Board consists of the Chief of Police or his/her designee; the Director of Public Works or his/her designee, and a citizen of the City of Lincoln appointed by the Mayor.
Special Requirements: Citizen member must reside within the City of Lincoln.
It is the duty of this board to study and make recommendations to the City on the management, rental rates, upkeep and maintenance of Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Special Requirements: Must be a resident of Lincoln. All board members shall be appointed by the Mayor.
This Board acts as the final review panel regarding contested procurements issued by Lincoln City government.
Special Requirements: Board members should have a thorough knowledge of the governmental purchasing process and practices, as well as applicable laws. Board members are appointed by the Mayor.
The Public Building Commission manages the acquisition, construction, renovation, financing and day to day operations of buildings, structures, and facilities used jointly by the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County. The Commission is comprised of five members: two City Council members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council, two County Board members, and a fifth member appointed by the other four.
This board oversees investments of the Police and Fire Pension Plan assets and directs the City in the making of such investments.
Special Requirements: The three members appointed by the Mayor must have at least 5 years demonstrated experience in
financial, actuarial, investment, or employee benefit plan matters.
*Two positions are filled by the City Finance Director and City Human Resources Director; two positions are elected by secret ballot by City police officers; two positions are elected by secret ballot by City firefighters; and three positions are appointed by the Mayor, subject to the City Council's approval.
The Relocation Assistance Appeal Board meets as needed to hear appeals by persons who believe the City of Lincoln has failed to properly determine the person's eligibility for, or the amount of, payment for relocation assistance.
Special Requirements: Members include the City Attorney, City Finance Director, City Planning Director and two citizens.
The Telecommunications/Cable Television Advisory Board (formerly the Cable Television Advisory Board) advises the Mayor and City Council on general telecommunication policy issues, including those related to cable television, as well as specific questions as determined by the Mayor or Council.