As an OPPD Director since 2013, I have always tried to put you, the customer-owner first and foremost. This is non-partisan position. I SERVE ALL CUSTOMERS! It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian or doesn’t give a damn about political parties. I know the importance of leadership, the need to innovate and deliver affordable and reliable electric power. My focus has been in maintaining affordable electric rates. During the last 6 years, OPPD has promoted five Women to the OPPD Senior Team. This makes OPPD an industry leader in female executives in leadership.
I’ve worked for greater transparency, openness and inclusion. Now, all Board and Committee Meetings are “Live-streamed” and available at OPPD.com. Monthly Board meetings were moved to 4 p.m. from the 10 a.m. time-slot so working folks could voice their opinions without missing a day of work. I was one of two board memebers who voted AGAINST the rate-restructure in 2015. OPPD has a five-year commitment to NO GENERAL RATE INCREASE. With Renewable Energy, OPPD has enhanced its wind energy portfolio from 10% in 2010 to 33% in 2017. OPPD’s first community solar farm is under construction currently and will produce power in June 2019. By 2020, OPPD will be at 50% renewable power. In Subdivision 6, OPPD has eliminated 60% of the COAL usage in its North Omaha Power Plant on Pershing Drive. This makes for a healthier Omaha!
The Barrett Family
Tom and his wife, Sally Nellson and three daughters and two dogs have lived in Dundee for 17 years. They are parishioners of St. Margaret Mary Church. Tom is an Attorney and Stay-at-home parent. Sally is the Executive Producer of Nebraska Loves Public Schools. His big Irish family started Barrett’s Barleycorn and Castle Barrett on Leavenworth St. Tom is a co-owner. He is a is a proud graduate of Creighton Prep, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Creighton School of Law. Tom was selected to the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy in 2007. In his free-time, Tom enjoys cycling, swimming, DYI house projects, gardening and hunting pheasants and turkeys.