Lower Platte South NRD Forms General Manager Search Committee

Lower Platte South NRD Forms General Manager Search Committee


LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board Chair Deborah Eagan announced the appointment of a General Manager Search Committee at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. The announcement follows the recent retirement notice from current General Manager Paul Zillig.

Zillig plans to officially retire in August 2023 and will have been with the LPSNRD for 44 years. His tenure as the general manager began in 2016.

Zillig said, “There’s always something else to finish, something more starting, and there is no perfect time. I feel that the time is right in 2023 and the Board will have adequate time to hire a new General Manager.”

With the announcement from Zillig, the search committee will recommend to the board the process for filling the position. Director Eagan will chair the committee and Directors David Landis, Bob Andersen, Don Jacobson, Chelsea Johnson, Christine Lamberty, Larry Ruth, and Susan Seacrest have been selected to serve on the committee.

“My goal is for a small and balanced Committee consisting of experienced and newer Directors with rural and urban perspectives and gender diversity,” said Eagan.

The committee will begin developing recommend a plan and timeline for the search, proposing the plan to the full board in early 2023.

In other business the board:

  • Approved a bid proposal for resurfacing the Salt Creek Levee Trail from Calvert to “A” Street in Lincoln. ($150,000)
  • Approved a professional services agreement to repair the Salt Creek Levee drainage ditch from “J” to “N” Street. ($72,735)
  • Authorized staff to begin landrights acquisition process for the 52nd and Beal Slough Streambank Stabilization Project.
  • Approved a bid for replacement of the principal spillway pipe on the Upper Salt 16-A (Kildeer) and Upper Salt 27-A dams. ($267,059)
  • Approved to budget for the Weeping Water 6-G- Alvo Road Bridge Replacement project for FY24. ($81,070)
  • Approved an agreement for the design, environmental permitting, and bidding of the Piening Dam in northwest Lancaster County. ($136,916)
  • Approved a bid to purchase a prescribed fire pumper unit, which will be used during the districts prescribed burns. ($16,730)
  • Approved a contract for publishing educational announcements on television and connected TV. ($25,000)
  • Approved an interlocal agreement with Papio-Missouri River NRD and Lower Elkhorn NRD for river observation cameras on the Platte River.