Moving on: a letter from Adam Morfeld

Times of transition present challenges for any organization, but I expect the next few months at Civic Nebraska will be a time of opportunity, progress, and optimism.


Dear friends and supporters,

Adam Morfeld, executive director and founder
With deep gratitude and some sadness, I am announcing my departure from Civic Nebraska. My last day as executive director will be Aug. 1, 2024. I’m excited to launch and lead a brand-new democracy-building initiative in our state and will be committing my full energies to its success.
When Civic Nebraska was founded in my dorm room in 2008, I could hardly have imagined the incredible journey that would unfold over the next 16 years. Today, Civic Nebraska builds, sustains, and expands democracy around the Cornhusker State, with 100 full- and part-time staff across three high-impact programs. This growth and efficiency is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, as well as the unwavering support of our community.
Civic Nebraska’s future is bright. Over the next four to six months, the board will conduct a statewide search for the next executive director. Director of Development Kyle Cartwright will step in as interim executive director starting Aug. 2. He has my full confidence and the unanimous support of our senior leadership team and board of directors. Civic Nebraska is fortunate to have Kyle’s deep nonprofit experience, particularly in leading organizations through change, and a host of trusted leaders around him to help guide the transition. 
Times of transition present challenges for any organization, but I expect the next few months at Civic Nebraska to be a time of opportunity, progress, and optimism. An organization needs to grow beyond its founder, and I wouldn’t be leaving if I didn’t feel the organization was ready. I am confident that it will meet this next phase at full speed – Civic Nebraska enjoys a strong financial position; has experienced, highly functioning leaders; and has a board of directors that is deeply committed to the organization’s long-term success. Also, I know that our friends and supporters aren’t going anywhere – because our mission is not about one person. It’s about all of us.
Thank you for your steady support and trust in our mission, and for lifting Civic Nebraska to such great heights. Our democracy-building work has never been more important and I never came to work not feeling excited about what we do or the opportunities ahead. Though I may be moving on, I won’t be far, and I will forever remain a proud supporter and advocate for this essential work. Trust me, Civic Nebraska is just getting started.
With deepest appreciation,

Adam Morfeld, J.D.
Executive Director
Civic Nebraska

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Pat Tetreault
19 days ago

Thank you for all your contributions to the state of Nebraska Adam! Your dedication and caring is very much appreciated. Best wishes as you continue your journey!


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