Advisory Council

The Omaha by Design Advisory Council is comprised of the city’s public, private and philanthropic leaders representing a variety of professions, including developers, engineers, architects, planners and landscape architects, along with the heads of the city’s parks, planning and public works departments as well as a representative of the mayor’s office. The committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Omaha by Design office at 618 S. 11th Street unless otherwise noted.

  • David Levy, chair, Baird Holm, L.L.P.
  • Holly Barrett, Downtown Omaha Improvement District
  • Brook Bench, City of Omaha Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Property
  • Doug Bisson, HDR, Inc.
  • Judy Carlin, Omaha Housing Authority
  • Dave Ciaccio, Vireo
  • Ryan Curtis, Leo A Daly
  • Jeffery Day, College of Architecture, UNL
  • Scott Dobbe, DLR Group
  • Brenda Dooley, First National Buildings
  • Dave Fanslau, City of Omaha Department of Planning
  • Steve Fanslau, OPPD
  • Bruce Fountain, Sarpy County Planning and Building
  • Barbara Haggart, (Retired) Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
  • Matthew Henkes, Iowa West Foundation
  • Kent Holm, Douglas County Environmental Services
  • Steve Jensen, Jensen Consulting
  • Jeff Kutash, Peter Kiewit Foundation
  • Jay Lund, GreenSlate Development
  • Michael Maroney, Omaha Economic Development Corporation
  • Colleen Mason, PJ Morgan
  • Mike McMeekin, Lamp, Rynearson & Associates Inc.
  • Othello Meadows, 75 North
  • Anne Meysenburg, Omaha Community Foundation
  • Jed Moulton, City of Omaha Department of Planning
  • Lisa Olson, OPPD
  • Cassie Paben, City of Omaha Mayor’s Office
  • Marlin Petermann, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District
  • Bob Peters, Robert Peters Company
  • Todd Pfitzer, City of Omaha Department of Public Works
  • Athena Ramos, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Mike Riedmann, NP Dodge Real Estate
  • Steve Rodie, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska Lincoln-Extension
  • Jeff Royal, Dundee Bank
  • Marty Shukert, RDG Planning and Design
  • Curt Simon, Metro
  • Sarah Sjolie, Live Well Omaha
  • Bill Stott, Architectural Offices
  • Chris Stratman, Keep Omaha Beautiful
  • Bob Stubbe, City of Omaha Department of Public Works
  • James Thele, (Retired) City of Omaha Planning Department
  • L.B. “Red” Thomas, (Retired) ConAgra Foods
  • Tim Weander, Nebraska Department of Roads
  • Ken West, DLR Group
  • Greg Youell, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency