Assistant Mayor Kate Bolz appointed USDA Rural Development Director | Regional government

Kate Bolz, assistant mayor of Lincoln Leirion Gaylor Baird and former state senator, will join the Biden administration as USDA’s rural development director for Nebraska.

President Joe Biden appointed Bolz to the post on Friday and she will move to her new post, which will be based in Lincoln, at the start of the year, she said.

Gaylor Baird named Bolz his Economic Development Aid in December 2020, after the two-term state senator was defeated by Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry in the first District House race last year.

Bolz, who grew up on a family farm near Palmyra, will strive to improve the quality of life in small towns in Nebraska, working on affordable housing, energy programs, and supporting businesses and community amenities through through grant and loan programs.

“I really enjoyed working with Leirion Gaylor Baird and serving the Lincoln administration,” she said.

Bolz accepts position in Gaylor Baird’s team

Senator Patty Pansing Brooks to run for Fortenberry’s House seat

As an economic development aid, Bolz was instrumental in economic recovery efforts and was a key person in deciding how to allocate $ 46 million of the American Recovery Act funds given to the city and $ 62 million that is went to the county.

She has worked closely with innovation and workforce outreach, a skills training program, plans for small businesses and tourism grants, and with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development on recruiting and business takeovers.

About Keneth T. Graves

Check Also

Rural Development Loan Program Serves as Alternative Path to American Dream of Homeownership | Company

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth …