The Nebraska Humanities Council is seeking nominations for its board of directors. The deadline is Sept. 1.
NHC board members are selected statewide from nominees who show a strong interest in the humanities and the cultural life of Nebraska, officials said.
Efforts are made to find community leaders from the state’s diverse geographic, occupational and ethnic constituencies. The council seeks a balance between involvement in the humanities and other professional, business or community pursuits.
Council members are expected to attend three board meetings a year, serve on one or more subcommittees, assist in private fundraising, make a financial contribution to the council, review grant requests, promote public awareness of the NHC and its objectives, and attend and evaluate programs funded by the council.
Among the programs that the council supports are Prime Time Family Reading Time, Chautauqua, the Humanities Resource Center and Speakers Bureau, the “Nebraska Conversations” civil discussion program, Capitol Forum on America’s Future and the annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities. For a full description of NHC programs, visit www.nebraskahumanities.org.
Nominations for the board of directors must be postmarked no later than Sept. 1.
For more information or a nomination form, contact the Nebraska Humanities Council at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508; call (402) 474-2131; fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.