Commissioners & Supervisors
Thursday, December 15
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Joint Session With County Clerks, Register of Deeds and Election Commissioners
A comprehensive look at Long-Term Disability Insurance, COBRA, the new Vision Plan, Section 125 Benefits, NACO Benefit Services and how county government is affected by the new overtime law changes and keeping budgets in line with current practices to protect against fraud. Larry Dix, NACO Executive Director, Leslie Preston, NACO Office & Finance Manager and Deann Haeffner, Deputy State Auditor will lead this discussion.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Joint Session With Highway Superintendents, Surveyors and Engineers
Presentation and discussion of the County Bridge Match Program by Department of Roads Bridge Engineer, Mark Traynowicz and others on the working group that helped to develop and implement the program. They will also be assisted by Deann Haeffner, Deputy State Auditor in determining project budgeting and expenditure practices.
Lunch On Your Own
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Concurrent Break Out Sessions
(Choose One Of The Following Sessions)
Diamond Ballroom 1 - Ag Zoning Matrix Created by LB106
Tools to enhance economic development through livestock expansion will be presented by Greg Ibach, Nebraska Director of Agriculture for the past decade. He is a strong leader in promoting Nebraska agriculture products and takes an active role in domestic and international trade and policy issues. He also encourages programming and policies that support diversification and responsible growth.
Diamond Ballroom 2 - Jail Population Concerns—Mental Health Support At the Local Level
Delivery of Mental Health Services to the Buffalo County Jail from Region 3 Behavioral Health Services and South Central Behavioral Services through the Behavioral Health Jail Outreach Program. Beth Reynolds, Region 3 Emergency System Specialist, Caleb Davis Region 3 Emergency Community Support Case Manager and Molly Bomberger LMHP, PLADC, South Central Behavioral Services will explain how the program was initiated and has evolved over the last 7 years providing support and outreach through the collaborative efforts of the Buffalo County Sheriff, County Attorney and Buffalo County Jail Staff.
Diamond Ballroom 6 - Next Generation 911, Mapping And Addressing For Text To 911 Calls, Point Locations And Funding Issues
Supporting and modifying existing 911 call centers into the future require mapping and addressing upgrades, point to point location identification and other issues that will be explained by Buffalo County Sheriff, Neil Miller, who has been a leader in this advancing technology field for several years and Buffalo County Sheriff's Lt. Rob Tubbs. They will be joined by Commissioner Tim Schram and David Sankey from the Nebraska Public Service Commission.
Diamond Ballroom 7 - Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development Pros and Cons
Mary Ann Borgeson, Douglas County Commissioner will moderate a discussion with Chad Nabity, Hall County Regional Planner and Mike Bacon, Gothenburg’s Improvement Company President. This will be a comprehensive evaluation of tax increment financing and other programs that help to stimulate economic development in your communities and counties. The variations in the jurisdiction sizes and focuses of each presenter will have offer a variety of economic stimulus’ to encourage development across the state.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Choose One Of The Previously Listed Sessions)
Social Hall Vendor Activity