About the Board

Every two years, APA Nebraska members elect four individuals to serve as Chapter President, Vice President/PDO, Treasurer, and Secretary.  The current term is from January 2020 through January 2022. Other members of the APA Nebraska Board of Directors include Past President, NPZA Liasion, Allied Professionals Liaison, Student Planning Association of Nebraska Liaison (SPAN), and UNL Planning Faculty Liaison.

APA Nebraska 2020-2022 Executive Board


Jeff Ray, AICP

11717 Burt Street Ste# 210
Omaha, NE 68154
United States

The role of the President includes:

  • Preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee and the membership.
  • Provide leadership on the development and implementation of Chapter policies and programs in coordination with the Executive Committee.
  • Be responsible for, or oversee the preparation, adoption and implementation of a multi‐year Chapter development plan (to be known as the Strategic Plan).
  • Direct the preparation by the Vice President of an annual report, work program and budget for approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Have the power to create, appoint and discharge all Chapter committees unless otherwise provided in these Bylaws.
  • Represent the Chapter on the APA National’s Chapter President's Council (CPC) and at all National APA functions.
  • Prepare and submit all reports required by National APA.
  • Be the official spokesperson for the Chapter in regard to policy issues, Chapter positions, and public affairs matters.
  • Accept grants and execute contracts and agreements when authorized by the Executive Committee for the purposes of the Chapter.
  • Perform other duties required by these Bylaws or customary to the office.

Chapter Vice President/PDO Officer

Stephanie Rouse, AICP

555 S 10th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

The role of the Vice President and PDO includes:

  • Assist the President in the guidance and coordination of committee activities.
  • Under the supervision of the President, prepare the Chapter’s annual report, work program and budget for approval by the Executive Committee.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the President or Executive Committee. In the absence of, or in the event of incapacity of the President, the Vice President/President Elect shall assume the duties of the President for the time period for which the President is incapable of carrying out the duties of the office.
  • Perform other duties required by these Bylaws or customary to the office.
  • Be a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
  • Promote professional development, continuing education and training opportunities for Chapter members.
  • Serve as a liaison to the AICP.
  • Coordinate AICP exam preparation opportunities.
  •  Serve as a liaison to the National Planning Accreditation Board and to accredited planning programs.
  • Notify the Executive Committee of opportunities for cooperative endeavors.
  • Work with the President and Executive Committee to program AICP Certification and maintenance activities for the Chapter and the biannual conference.
  • Serve as a member of the Meetings and Events Committee. The PDO may serve as the chair of this committee at the discretion of the President. The Meetings and Events Committee has the responsibility of designing programs and activities for all chapter members, lay and professional. Primary goals of this committee will be to encourage chapter members to participate in AICP certification, and to assist AICP certified chapter members in retaining their certification.

Chapter Secretary

Jesse Poore, AICP

315 S. 9th Street, Suite 201
Lincoln, NE 68508

The role of the Secretary includes:

  • Maintain, with the assistance of APA, an accurate and complete list of the members of the Chapter (APA and Chapter Only), their addresses, telephone numbers and other relevant information, and assist the Treasurer in distributing dues and assessment notices and collecting same as necessary.
  • Notify members and the Executive Committee members of meetings.
  • Record, prepare, distribute and report minutes of Chapter and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Transmit to the Executive Director of APA, Chapter President and the Chapter President‐Elect a list of all Chapter officers (including their addresses and telephone numbers) within 10 days of their election.
  • Notify the APA Staff1 and the Chapter President of the results of Chapter voting, and in so doing, specify the quorum and the number voting for each candidate or “aye” or “nay” on each issue.
  • Coordinate with the President to submit to APA Staff proposed Bylaws or Amendments as required by the Bylaws of APA National.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of Chapter correspondence files, including assistance to other officers and committee chairpersons in the preparation and distribution of
  • Chapter correspondence and publications.
  • Maintain membership records and mailing lists (including electronic lists) for the purposes of carrying out Chapter programs and activities; these lists may augment those provided by National APA.
  • Perform such other duties required by these Bylaws, or assigned by the President or Executive Committee, or customary to the office.

Chapter Treasurer

Troy Anderson, AICP

1819 Farnam St.
STE 300
Omaha, NE 68183
United States

The role of the Treasurer includes:

  • Receive and disburse Chapter funds and record such transactions according to generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP).
  • Collect chapter dues and assessments not collected by the National APA office and maintain individual membership dues records.
  • Assist the President and Vice President in the preparing an annual report, budget and work program for review by the Executive Committee.
  • Recommend the establishment or modification of a fiscal year for financial reporting purposes.
  • Prepare appropriate and relevant financial reports and budget reports (including a balance sheet and income statement) for business meetings of the membership and of the Executive Committee reflecting the current, comparative and projected financial and budgetary position of the Chapter and its programs.
  • Maintain and manage accounts and financial records of the Chapter, which shall be open to inspection by Officers and the Executive Committee and shall be audited at the close of each treasurer's term by either an outside CPA approved by the Executive Committee or an audit committee established by the President.
  • Provide financial information to the offices of National APA as required for Federal non‐profit corporation reporting on a quarterly basis.
  • On an annual basis, in conjunction with the Chapter’s Executive Director, file the required paperwork to the Internal Revenue Service to maintain the Chapter’s non‐profit status.
  • Assist the Secretary in maintaining a current list of the membership.
  • Perform such other duties as required by these Bylaws, or as assigned by the President or the Executive Committee or as is customary to the office.

Past Chapter President

Bruce Fountain, AICP

8116 Park View Blvd
La Vista, NE 68128

Past President serves as an at-large member of the Board and presides at meetings if the President is absent.