Strengthening Democracy: Amber Rhoades

Civic Nebraska honors Amber Rhoades of Lincoln Parks and Recreation for her continuous guidance and training in support of Civic Nebraska's service learning programs.


Each year, Civic Nebraska’s Strengthening Democracy Awards recognize Nebraskans whose work embodies the spirit of a modern, robust democracy. Among our 2018 honorees are educators, administrators, students and everyday Nebraskans. We officially honor the winners April 12, but before then, here’s a chance to learn a bit more about what makes them special.

Outstanding Administrator

Civic Nebraska honors Amber Rhoades, office assistant for Lincoln Parks and Recreation, as its 2018 Outstanding Administrator. Rhoades has helped manage both the Belmont and Airpark recreation centers for the past five years.

Amber Rhoades

The Outstanding Administrator Award is given each year to an individual for significant administrative contributions to the services that Civic Nebraska provides. In the past year, Rhoades has excelled in this role. She has provided assistance and informative trainings for Civic Nebraska in starting and maintaining Community Learning Centers in Lincoln, and has served as a continuous resource for Civic Nebraska’s staff.

“Our programs require the maintenance of large amounts of data, and Amber happily shared a framework that has helped us to be as efficient as possible,” said Kelsey Liddy, Civic Nebraska’s director of finance. “We are grateful to Amber for her time, expertise, and her willingness to help.”

Rhoades is not only the office assistant for two large, busy, and active Lincoln recreation centers, but she also offers her services to other Parks and Recreation projects and programs, as well as volunteers. She and her husband, Ed, have a son, Taylor, and two dogs.

Meet Amber Rhoades and her fellow honorees at this year’s Strengthening Democracy Awards on April 12 at Chez Hay in Lincoln. Get your tickets here.

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