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Nebraska Planning Council on
Developmental Disabilities
What is a Regional Council?

The Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities (State Council) undertakes advocacy, capacity building and systemic change activities on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. These activities contribute to a coordinated consumer and family directed comprehensive system that includes needed community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity and integration and inclusion in all aspects of community life. The Regional Councils are affiliated with the State Council.

The state is divided into six geographical areas called PDFregions, each having a voluntary regional council. Membership on the regional councils is open to any interested person living in the region, including persons with disabilities, family members, service providers and advocates. Operating under regionally approved by-laws, the councils elect officers annually. The majority of the councils meet monthly to handle needed business.

Each Regional Council receives funds from the State Council for use in their areas to support local activities similar to those of the State Council. These include public education/awareness efforts; trainings for individuals, families and service providers; and support to attend relevant conferences or workshops. The regional councils also assist the State Council and its committees in carrying out activities such as grant reviews, hosting public forums and advocacy efforts.

For more information on the Regional Council in your area, locate your county and contact person below.

Region I Counties: Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scottsbluff, Sheridan, Sioux
Contact:
Wendy Kemling, Chairperson
Scottsbluff Public Schools
1722 1st Avenue
Scottsbluff, Nebraska  69361
Phone:  308-635-6200
wkemling@sbps.net

Region II Counties: Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Gosper, Grant, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, Thomas
Contact:
Pam Mann, Chairperson
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Developmental Disabilities System
200 South Silber Street, Building  #4
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
Phone: 308-535-8079
pamela.mann@nebraska.gov

Region III Counties: Adams, Blaine, Buffalo, Clay, Custer, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Howard, Kearney, Loup, Merrick, Nuckolls, Phelps, Sherman, Valley, Webster, Wheeler
Contact:
Kristen Larsen, Chairperson
The Arc of Buffalo County
4511 6th Avenue, Suite 204
Kearney, NE  68845
Phone: 308-237-4343
larsenkl@charter.net  

Region IV Counties: Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Burt, Cedar, Cherry, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte, Rock, Stanton, Thurston, Wayne
Contact:
Cheri Matthews, Chairperson
Educational Service Unit #1
211 10th Street
Wakefield, Nebraska 68784-5014
Phone: 402-287-2061
cmatthew@esu1.org

Region V Counties: Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, York
Contact:
Adam Feser, Chairperson
The Arc of Lincoln
5730 R Street, Suite C2
Lincoln, Nebraska  68505
Phone:  402-421-8866
arcifss@windstream.net

Region VI Counties: Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Washington
Contact:
Dixie Trevarthen, Chairperson
Assistive Technology Partnership/Education, Educational Service Unit #3
6949 South 110th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68128
Phone: 402-597-4894
dixie.trevarthen@esu3.org


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