Long-time board member, Tim Tighe of Humphrey, recently submitted his letter of resignation to the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD). The LENRD board members accepted his request, with regret, at last night’s meeting. Tighe has moved outside of his subdistrict boundaries, and can no longer serve the people of that area. He has served the district for 25 years and was, currently, the longest serving member of the board.
Tighe said, “I have enjoyed my time on the board, interacting with the staff and public, for the past twenty-five years. The NRD has made good decisions, weighing the competing interest for water in the state as well as flooding, soil conservation, and other issues. Until you serve on the board of an NRD, you don’t realize all the things the NRDs actually do.”
LENRD general manager, Mike Sousek, said, “Tim always had a positive outlook and was a great thinker. He looked at things from a lot of different angles before making a decision. We want to thank Tim for his years of public service and for providing great leadership on our board for the past 25 years. You will be missed!”
With the general election less than seven weeks away, the board does not plan to fill the seat on the board at this time. David Kathol of Norfolk and Eugene Hemmer of Humphrey are both running for Tighe’s seat in the November election.