After serving on its executive board the past three years, Plattsmouth Mayor Paul Lambert was recently elected as vice-president of the League of Nebraska Municipalities.
The League of Nebraska Municipalities is a nonprofit service association formed in 1909 to serve as a voice for Nebraska municipalities at the Nebraska Legislature.
According to its website, “The mission of the League of Nebraska Municipalities is to represent the interests of member municipalities to preserve local control and empower municipal officials to shape the destiny of their municipality and improve the quality of life of their citizens.”
Governed by a 15-member executive board comprised of municipal officials, the League has more than 385 member cities and villages. It represents municipalities whose population totals 98 percent of Nebraskans who live in municipalities.
Lambert learned he was chosen for vice-president Sept. 22 during the League’s three-day session at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.
“It’s an honor for me as mayor of Plattsmouth and a great opportunity for our community to be involved with other elected officials statewide,” Lambert said.
Before the vice-presidency, Lambert served on the League’s legislative committee for three years.
Other executive board members are Sidney city council member Wendall Gaston, president; North Platte Mayor Dwight Livingston, president-elect; and Exeter Village Board Chairman Alan Michl, past president.
Lambert was mayor of Plattsmouth from 2003 to 2011 and 2014 to the present. He served on the city council before he became mayor and also served in the Nebraska Legislature.