Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The URNRD is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. Board members serve constituents within their respective subdistricts; one board member is elected from each subdistrict, and one at-large member is elected. The URNRD Board of Directors is elected to protect your natural resources by providing a local voice. If you have a question or concern regarding groundwater, conservation or land use, please contact your local board member.

The URNRD Board of Directors is responsible for establishing District policies, programs, rules and regulations, and adopting the necessary budget, in order to fulfill the responsibilities of the District as authorized and required by law. The Board is also responsible for overseeing management to ensure that the policies, programs, regulations, and budget are carried out as intended, and for approving District expenditures. The day-to-day management is the General Manager’s responsibility. In general, the Board sets policy and the staff carries it out.

Subdistricts

The District 1 seat that encompasses eastern and north-central Dundy County is currently vacant and the District is seeking applicants to appoint to the seat. To apply, please contact the office at 308-882-5173.

Terry Martin

Subdistrict 2
308-423-5718
Chairman
Director Since: 2003
Subdistrict Boundaries: South central Dundy County including the city of Benkelman
Occupation: Farmer
Martin is currently President of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts and the URNRD's representative on the board of the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project (NCORPE).

Kerry Bernhardt

Subdistrict 3
308-882-4762
Director Since: 2007
Subdistrict Boundaries: North central and western Dundy County including the community of Haigler; south central and southwest Chase County including the community of Champion
Occupation: Farmer 

Jason Kunkel

Subdistrict 4
308-882-3846
Director Since: 2011
Subdistrict Boundaries: North central and northwestern Chase County, including the community of Lamar and the northwestern portion of Imperial; southwest Perkins County including the community of Venango
Occupation: Farmer

Tom Gaschler

Subdistrict 5
308-882-5421
Director Since: 2007
Subdistrict Boundaries: Eastern half of Imperial and areas immediately east and southeast of Imperial city limits
Occupation: Agronomist

Dean Large

Subdistrict 6
308-394-5125
Director Since: 1991
Subdistrict Boundaries: Northeast and southeastern Chase County, including the city of Wauneta
Occupation: Agricultural sales, farmer

Tom Terryberry

Subdistrict 7
308-882-5136
Secretary/Treasurer
Director Since: 2002
Subdistrict Boundaries: Southwest Imperial
Occupation: Farmer

Loren Jessen

Subdistrict 8
308-352-4695
Director Since: 2011
Subdistrict Boundaries: Northwest Perkins County, including the western half of the city of Grant
Occupation: Farmer

Tom Schroder

Subdistrict 9
308-352-4837
Director Since: 2009
Subdistrict Boundaries: Central Perkins County, including the eastern half of the city of Grant
Occupation: Farmer

Brett Bullock

Subdistrict 10
308-326-4366
Director Since: 2011
Subdistrict Boundaries: Northeast Perkins County, including the communities of Madrid, Elsie and Grainton
Occupation: Farmer

Jeff Wallin

At-Large
308-882-4958
Vice Chairman
Director Since: 2007
Subdistrict Boundaries: At Large
Occupation: Farmer