Commissioner Gerald L. Vap - District 5


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Professional Career:

  • Appointed to the Public Service Commission on August 7, 2001
  • Elected to the Public Service Commission in November, 2004 and November, 2010
  • Chairman of the Nebraska Public Service Commission 2004, 2005, 2010, and 2015
  • Current:
    • Member, Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC)
    • Member, Ag Energy Work Group 25 x 25 Executive Committee
    • Member, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
      • Committee on Water
      • Committee on Critical Infrastructure
      • Former Member, Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Sequestration
    • Member, E911 Advisory Board
    • Member, Nebraska Information & Technology Commission Community Council
  • Past:
    • Member, McCook Tree Board
    • Member, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Committee of Visitors
    • Member, Governor's Agriculture Advisory Council
    • Advisor to the Chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    • Member, Governor's Republican River Basin Advisory Commission
    • Member, Western Governors Association Great Plains Partnership Council
    • Chairman, Middle Republican Natural Resources Board of Directors
    • President, Republican Valley Conservation Association
    • President, McCook Chamber of Commerce
    • President, McCook Rotary Club
    • President, Nebraska Association of Resources Districts
    • President and Vice President, National Association of Conservation Districts
    • Testified before the US Senate Agriculture Committee and the US House of Representatives Agriculture and Public Works Committees
    • Member, Board of Trustees, National Conservation Foundation
    • Member, National Geographic Society Non-Point Source Forum

Graduated from McCook High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.

Personal Data:

Born in McCook, Nebraska, November 9, 1940. He and his wife Sherry have three children, Jeff, Tim and Stephanie, five grandsons and one granddaughter.

Nebraska Public Service Commission

1200 N Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-471-3101
Toll Free: 1-800-526-0017 (NE Only)
TDD: 402-471-0213
Fax: 402-471-0254

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