Minden, Neb. (pop.2,986) has earned designation in the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Certified Leadership Community Program. It is the eighth community to earn certification, joining Tecumseh, Madison, Central City, Neligh, Cambridge, Pender and Superior.
“‘Becoming a Leadership Community has been a goal for the City for several years now and we couldn’t be more excited to achieve such an honor,” said Minden City Administrator Matt Cederburg. “It will serve as a catalyst for the City to continue to push forward to enhance and improve the economic viability within the community.”
Highlights for the City of Minden include:
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development created the program in 2011 with the purpose of helping smaller Nebraska communities deal head-on with challenges and change. Communities must demonstrate having a solid planning and implementation process in place. Communities also must actively take advantage of technology, or be willing to learn to meet program objectives.
Applicant communities are evaluated in:
For information about the Certified Leadership Development Community Program, contact Kelly Gewecke at 308-627-3151, firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit http://staging.neded.org/community/community-info/community-improvement/leadership-community