Nebraska Chapter - Emerging

Help Nebraska communities make better informed and more widely supported decisions! 

The Nebraska Chapter was created to better connect Nebraska-based organizations and professionals who share a passion for stronger and more effective public participation that moves beyond just checking a box or “decide and defend” approaches.

Core Team

The Nebraska Chapter is currently led by a Core Team of professionals from both the public and private sectors:

  • Haley Engstrom (Olsson)
  • Andrea Gebhart (JEO Consulting Group)
  • Sara Hartzell (City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation)
  • Sarah Lake (Omaha Public Power District)
  • Megan Murray (Metropolitan Utilities District)
  • Stacey Roach (Olsson)
  • Jason Rose (Metro Transit)
  • Alyssa Vaughan (JEO Consulting Group)
  • Andy Wessel (Douglas County Health Department)
  • Steven Wolf (Fides Munusque Fidele)
  • Laurie Zagurski (Omaha Public Power District)


IAP2 Nebraska aims to host quarterly professional development and networking events, as well as IAP2’s week-long Foundations and Techniques training every other year. 

Everyone is welcome to attend our events, regardless of IAP2 membership status.


The Foundations Training (Planning + Techniques) is coming to Nebraska!

This in-person training opportunity will be held Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19, 2022, in Lincoln at JEO Consulting Group (2000 Q St, Suite 500).

For more information, see our the training flyer


Defining "engagement" through a Nebraska lens
Thursday, February 24, 2022  1-2  p.m. CT via Zoom
Event flyer

Gaining buy-in for P2 and through P2
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12-1 p.m. CT via Zoom
Event Flyer

Past events were recorded. If you would like to view these webinars, please contact us at

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