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NLAC Pio named Employee of the year

The Nebraska Latino American Commission’s Public Information Officer, Jasel Cantu, has been named the Commission’s 2014 Employee of the Year.

As the Public Information Officer (PIO), Cantu’s role includes overseeing the Commission’s website and organizing the Hispanic Heritage Month State Commemoration among other duties.

“Jasel has done an excellent job in her role as Public Information Officer,” said NLAC Executive Director Dr. Arturo Spindola, “She deserves this recognition and we are certainly proud of her.”

October is Nebraska Employee Recognition Month. State agencies are allowed to select one employee and one supervisor of the year for every 500 people employed by the agency. Employees and Supervisors/Managers of the Year are nominated by their Agency, Director, Board or Board members.

“I am honored and thankful to everyone who nominated me,” said Cantu. “I am very proud of my achievement.”

Cantu’s nomination included recognition of her work quality and commitment, “She organizes, coordinates, evaluates and distributes information on current events and social activities that impact all residents in Nebraska communities. An excellent writer, she has done a good deal of work for the Commission in producing text for many public relations brochures and informational pamphlets, including the Commission’s Quarterly Newsletter. Jasel exhibits commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibility, and is a notable asset to the mission and function of the Commission.”

A total of 108 employees were recognized for their professional excellence at a ceremony held October 28, 2014 in the State Capitol Rotunda.  

Honorees received an award, an Admiralship, had their photo taken with Lt. Governor John Nelson and attended a reception at the Governor’s Residence following the ceremony.

Photo Available.


The State of Nebraska Governor's Office has released a list of current and upcoming openings on Boards and Commissions that are appointed by the Governor.

If interested, please complete the online application prior to the end of the month of their deadlines. Upcoming Deadlines:

January 2015:

  1. Judicial Nominating Commission
  2. Boundary Commission
  3. Carbon Sequestration Advisory Council
  4. Climate Assessment Response Committee
  5. Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  6. Nebraska Educational Telecommunication Commission
  7. Game and Parks Commission
  8. Greater Nebraska Chief Elected Officials Board
  9. Human Trafficking Task Force
  10. Nebraska Humanities Council
  11. Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
  12. Coalition for Juvenile Justice
  13. Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
  14. Police Standards Advisory Council
  15. Power Review Board
  16. Public Employees Retirement Board
  17. Board of Trustees State College System
  18. Whooping Crane Trust
  19. Workers Training Board
  20. Wyuka Cemetery Board of Trustees
  21. Governor's Youth Advisory Council

February 2015:

  1. Board of Engineers and Architects
  2. Nebraska Board of Geologists
  3. Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors


March 2015:

  1. Aeronautics Commission
  2. Conveyance Advisory Committee
  3. Environmental Trust
  4. Foster Care Advisory Committee
  5. Racing Commission
  6. Veterans Advisory Commission


April 2015:

  1. Capitol Commission
  2. Historical Records Advisory Board
  3. Professional Practices Commission
  4. ServeNebraska


May 2015:

  1. Dry Bean Commission
  2. Liquor Control Commission
  3. Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
  4. State College System Board of Trustees - Student Representatives


June 2015:

  1. Accountability & Disclosure Commission
  2. Corn Development, Utilization & Marketing Board
  3. Environmental Quality Council
  4. Nebraska Exchange Stakeholder Commission
  5. Grape & Winery Board
  6. Commission on Housing & Homelessness
  7. Commission on Industrial Relations
  8. Nebraska Library Commission
  9. Commission on Problem Gambling
  10. Wheat Development, Utilization & Marketing Board
  11. Women's Health Initiative Advisory Council

For a printer-friendly copy, click here. For a list of Board positions that are open due to resignations or unfilled positions, click here. To apply for a position, click here.

If you have questions about requirements for any of the Boards or Commissions listed please contact Kathleen Dolezal at 402-471-1971 or email:

NET special segment on Dia de los Muertos

NET Television presents a special segment of "Nebraska Stories" on Dia de los Muertos celebrated in Nebraska. Dia de los Muertos is, above all, a celebration of life. Come with us to the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Bancroft Gallery in South Omaha as we look death in the eye with humor, music, dancing—and art.

NLAC collaborated with NET to help bring the special segment to the public, "Nebraska Stories" available in its entirety below:

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