Engaging Nebraska’s Third District

Jun 22, 2018

My office regularly offers opportunities to highlight the accomplishments, generosity, and insights of Third District residents. Three of these programs, Excellence in Economic Development, Angels in Adoption, and my Youth Advisory Council share a deadline of Friday, June 29, which is quickly approaching.

Excellence in Economic Development

Promoting economic development in our local communities is a crucial part of ensuring the benefits of tax reform and reduced regulation work for the benefit of all Americans. In the Third District, countless Nebraskans focus their efforts every day on creating opportunity and attracting greater investment to our state.

To celebrate their efforts, I am continuing my Excellence in Economic Development program, which seeks to recognize entrepreneurship and investment into our Nebraska communities, with an additional category to include historic preservation efforts. These awards provide an opportunity to showcase Nebraskans of all ages who work to make "The Good Life" even better.

Winners will be recognized before the U.S. House of Representatives and forms are available at my Grand Island and Scottsbluff offices, or online at AdrianSmith.house.gov/EconomicDevelopment.

Angels in Adoption

Each year, people across Nebraska’s Third District open their homes to provide the safety and shelter our children deserve. The purpose of the Angels in Adoption Award is to honor those who sacrifice so much to positively impact young lives through adoption and foster care.

Angels in Adoption, a project of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, provides Members of Congress the opportunity to honor an individual or entity from their districts for extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of homes. To make a nomination, please visit AdrianSmith.house.gov/AngelsinAdoption.

Youth Advisory Council

The Third District Youth Advisory Council is a forum for high school juniors and seniors to share opinions, thoughts, and concerns with me through in-person meetings, online forums, and conference calls.

I always enjoy meeting with students through the Student Advisory Council because it provides the opportunity to hear the concerns of young Nebraskans. These young people are tomorrow’s leaders and we must emphasize the importance of civic awareness and engagement. To download an application, please visit AdrianSmith.house.gov/YouthAdvisoryCouncil.

For more information on these programs or other needs, please contact my Grand Island office at (308) 384-3900.