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Sen. Mark Kolterman

District 24

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Senator Kolterman will be participating in two Legislative Forums sponsored by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce on Mon., September 30th.


Nebraska Chamber Forums – Seward
Seward Civic Center Basement
Contact: Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership, (402) 643-4189


Nebraska Chamber Forums – Henderson
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Perks Cafe
Contact: Kelsey Bergen, (402) 723-4228


These events provide an opportunity to get a firsthand look at the legislative process, learn the issues and meet elected representatives.


The Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee is rescheduling the LR91 and LR92 hearing on December 1st to Fri., December 15th at 1:30pm in Room 1525.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 402-471-2756. You can also email Kate Allen at or Katie Quintero at

Our office received information from the Nebraska Department of Insurance regarding SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) enrollment events.  See below for more information.


“Medicare Part D Open Enrollment is fast approaching.  Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for individuals with Medicare to review their insurance options and make changes for the upcoming year. The staff and volunteers at Nebraska SHIIP (a division of the Department of Insurance) provide free, unbiased, confidential, one on one counselling sessions to educate and assist people with their Medicare comparisons.  Between October 15 and December 7th, the Nebraska SHIIP routinely assists over 20,000 Nebraskans in comparing their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan and Medicare Advantage Plan options.   We highly encourage all individuals on Medicare to explore their options each year as personal medical and medicine regimes change. Plans also change each year. Beneficiaries that review their options yearly have few if any surprises when the New Year begins.

During this Open Enrollment season, SHIIP will host over 200 enrollment events across the state where Medicare beneficiaries will receive in-person Part D and/or Advantage Plan comparisons from one of our 370+ certified Medicare counselors. 

To learn more about the SHIIP Division, please feel free to visit the SHIIP website


There is one SHIIP event scheduled in District 24. Appointments ARE REQUIRED for the event. See below for event details and contact information.

Thurs., October 19th
Seward Library
233 S. 5th Street, Seward

Patient Centered Medical Home Stakeholders Agenda



Thursday, October 12th, 2017


State Capitol Hearing Room 1510


Patient Centered Medical Home Stakeholders Agenda

  1. Welcome and anti-trust statement
  2. BCBS report on CPC+ application, award and clinic recruitment
  3. Division of Behavioral Health- Project ECHO
  4. Reports from Medicaid MCO’s and other insurers on PCMH progress
  5. NeHII update
  6. Senator Kolterman –Next meeting date and possible agenda items


For those joining via conference call,

The access # 888-820-1398 and the attendee code is #3727514


Click link below for printable version of the agenda.

PCMH Meeting Agenda Oct 12 2017.revised

Patient Centered Medical Home Stakeholders Agenda


Monday, July 10th, 2017


State Capitol Hearing Room 1510


Welcome and anti-trust statement

Deb Bass – Update on NeHII

Update on PCMH Participation Agreement for January 2017 signatures

BCBS report on CPC+ application, award and clinic recruitment

Prairie Health Ventures- Rural ACO

Jason Schmit- myConnections- pilot in Buffalo, Hall and Adams Counties

Dave Palm – College of Public Health – PCMH survey and results

Senator Kolterman – Next meeting date and possible agenda items



For those joining via conference call,

the access # 888-820-1398 and the attendee code is #4727514



Click link below for printable version of the agenda.

Patient Centered Medical Home Stakeholders – Agenda for 7-10-2017

Senator Kolterman invites students to Youth Legislature


High school students are invited to take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature June 11-14.  At the State Capitol, student senators will sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral.

The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives behind-the-scenes access to students who have an interest in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate or public speaking.  Students will learn about the inner workings of the Legislature directly from senators and staff.

This is an excellent chance for high school students to experience how their state government operates, and I highly encourage students interested in government and politics to apply for this unique opportunity.

Registrants are encouraged to apply for a Greg Adams Civic Scholarship award, which covers the full cost of admission.  Applicants must submit a short essay.  Other $100 scholarships are also available.

The Office of the Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature coordinates the Unicameral Youth Legislature.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development Office coordinates housing and recreational activities as part of the Big Red Summer Camps program.

To learn more about the program, go to or call (402) 471-2788.  The deadline for registration is May 15, 2017.

As always, if we can be of assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact my office. My door is open and I have made it a goal to be accessible to the constituents of our district. Please stop by any time. My e-mail address is, and the office phone number is 402-471-2756. David and Katie are always available to assist you with your needs. If I am not immediately available, please do not hesitate to work with them to address any issues that you may need assistance.


You’re Invited:

Gov. Ricketts & Sen. Kolterman to Hold Town Halls in Seward and York


Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and State Senator Mark Kolterman announced that they would hold town halls in Seward and York on Thursday, August 12, 2016.  The Governor and Senator invite the public to attend the town halls.

“Nebraskans are invited to join Governor Ricketts and Senator Kolterman at their upcoming town halls in Seward and York,” said Taylor Gage, the Governor’s Public Relations Director.  “This is a great opportunity to hear an update on how our state is growing, and also to make your voice heard.  The Governor and Senator look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can move our state forward together.”


Full details for the town halls to be held on Friday, August 12, 2016:

8:30 a.m.      Seward Town Hall, Seward Civic Center, 616 Bradford Street, SEWARD

2:30 p.m.      York Town Hall, Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave, YORK



Questions should be directed to the Governor’s Office at 402-471-2244.

Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:00 am

by Jill Martin |


It was an evening of remembering and reminiscing as members of the 24th and 1267th Medical Companies of the Nebraska National Guard gathered in Seward.

The Nebraska National Guard Museum hosted the event which commemorated the 25th anniversary of the call up for Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990. Support staff and volunteers who assisted in the mobilization in 1990 were also honored.

The event included Posting of the Colors, special speaker Brigadier Gen. Scott Gronewold, Remember the Fallen and Retiring of the Colors. Nebraska State Sen. Mark Kolterman and Seward Mayor Josh Eickmeier both spoke at the event.

Gronewold spoke about the evening and what it meant to him.

“These are the people that taught me how to fly. I was just a young lieutenant and they’re the ones who mentored me, showed me what life looked like and I owe a lot to them, not only for what they did but also for what they did for me,” he said. “It’s awesome. It’s just great. When you fly with these crews, they are closer than your own family because you rely on them as a team to stay alive. You become very close and over the years, you lose touch and when you see them again, it’s just like you flew with them yesterday. That bond is still there. They are a great group of people.”

Greg Whisler with Whisler Aviation in Seward helped arrange the transport of a Utility Helicopter (UH-1) for the event. The helicopter was moved from the Seward Airport to the museum with a police escort on Highway 15 earlier in the day.

Col. Gerald Meyer said it was the largest gathering of Desert Storm veterans in the state since the war ended in 1991.

“The museum is proud to have sponsored the reunion of 24th and 1267th Medical company veterans and family and friends for the event. We also had veterans that supported the mobilization in 1990 that attended. It was truly a great event and we are honored to have sponsored the event,” Meyer said.

Meyer thanked the people who helped make the event a success including Ron Burhoop, Greg and Terri Whisler and Ryan, Cody Cade, Deb Tankesley and Bonnie Besseler, Ken Meyer, Beautiful Feet Mission from Concordia University and Bottle Rocket Brewery.

The museum was able to handle over 125 veterans and their families for the event.

“We were able to give the veterans a first-class program and allow them to socialize. It was a great success,” Meyer said.

Sen. Mark Kolterman

District 24
Room 1101
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2756
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