For Airport Authority
I am running to use my experience as a local business owner, policymaker and advocate, and community volunteer to grow Lincoln Airport to meet the needs of our growing and thriving city.
About Nicki Behmer
NICKI BEHMER is a proud local business owner. As a realtor, she believes her job is to be an ambassador for the community and to help make Lincoln a place that people want to live, work and play. She serves on the boards of Hope Spoke, Civic Nebraska and Friends of Lied. Nicki is a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Realtor’s Association of Lincoln, serving on the public policy subcommittee.
Previously, Nicki spent 10 years in the Nebraska Legislature in roles that involved assisting in policy-making decisions and advocacy. During this time, she worked on various issues including incentives for redevelopment and preservation of historic properties to help create jobs and drive economic development in both rural and urban communities.
Nicki holds an M.A. from the University of Nebraska and a B.A from Hastings College. She and her husband Josh have two boys, Hayden and Ian. In her spare time, she loves traveling and spending time with her family, music, attending live performances, reading and playing golf.
Why I’m Running:
Lincoln Airport is an economic driver of our city with an impact of over one billion dollars annually, is credited with creating nearly 9,000 jobs, and attracts over 150,000 visitors yearly. Those are impressive statistics proving that LNK is vital to our community. I am running for the Airport Authority because I believe we have an opportunity to accomplish so much more. As a business owner and avid traveler, I feel our airport is underutilized and underpromoted. If elected, I am committed to being an advocate to encourage people to fly LNK first and I will cultivate partnerships in our community to do the same. I will work to understand the ins and outs of the operation, seek opportunities to enhance land use, employ effective communication with airlines, and connect with individuals and companies in the travel industry to promote grow our airport. I will use my experience as a local business owner, policymaker and advocate, and community volunteer to take our airport to new heights.