Goins and Smith Anticipating Round Two As Communities are Ready to Grow
8 Feb 2023
As the State of Nebraska changes leadership, with Jim Pillen succeeding Pete Ricketts as governor, two prominent African American agency directors will continue their work in state government. Economic Development Director Anthony L. Goins and Health and Human Services CEO Dannette R. Smith will remain at the helm of their respective departments. The duo are battle-tested, having helped Nebraska achieve the nation’s top-ranked pandemic response.
Speaking as they prepared to celebrate Governor Pillen’s inauguration to the state’s highest office, their enthusiasm was impossible to miss. Director Goins and CEO Smith are clearly looking forward to building on what they’ve accomplished.
Today, Governor Jim Pillen was joined by Coach Tom Osborne, state lawmakers, and representatives from mentoring programs across the state to declare February "Nebraska Mentoring Month" and unveil a new major mentoring initiative. Governor Pillen announced he has included an annual $5 million competitive grant program within his budget to...
BEATRICE – There’s a move toward bringing back a feature at Chautauqua Park damaged by flooding several years ago. City officials are considering reinstalling a waterfall at the south end of the park, fed by a system that circulates water. The project has been estimated at about $100,000. Read...
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