Gov. Ricketts Seeks Applicants for State Emergency Response Commission

RELEASE DATE: Nov 01, 2021

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, along with Nebraska’s State Emergency Response Commission, announced they are seeking new members to fill several vacancies.

Commissioners are charged with overseeing compliance with the requirements of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 and to include the appointment and oversight of Local Emergency Planning Committees.

Commission membership includes the Director of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, the State Engineer/Director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation, the Superintendent of Law Enforcement and Public Safety , the State Fire Marshal , the director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency , the chief executive officer of the Department of Health and Human Services , two elected officials or employees of municipal or county government, and one citizen member to represent each of the following interest groups: Firefighters, local emergency management, public or community health, environmental protection, labor, school district, small business, agricultural business, chemical industry, highway transportation, and rail transportation.

The following positions are currently vacant:

  • elected official or employee of municipal or county government (one vacancy)
  • public or community health
  • school district
  • small business
  • chemical industry
  • highway transportation
  • rail transportation

Applications can be submitted online at  The application can be found on the website under the Boards & Commissions tab of the Constituent Services menu. If applying for a position that is currently filled, the application will be considered at the next appointment term.