Senator Albrecht Updates Constituents On Medal Of Honor Highway Name Change Proposal, Workforce Development

WAYNE – District 17 Senator Joni Albrecht provided information about a proposed name change to a state highway while workforce development work continues.

According to a release from the office of District 17, Senator Albrecht joined other state senators from Legislative Districts in October through which Highway 20 runs and on Friday, December 13 heard back on a proposal to rename the highway to the Medal of Honor Highway.

In Nebraska, the American Legion Family has been leading the charge as HWY 20 goes through Dakota County in District 17. Legislative District 17 was well represented by members of American Legion District 3 at the Nebraska Highway Roads Commission meeting held in Lincoln last weekend. The Commission gave unanimous consent to the proposal and the measure has gone to the Governor for approval as states from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans are going through this process.

Senator Albrecht is entering her third year serving on the Workforce Development Board and stated that Nebraska’s unemployment rate is low as lawmakers often hear from employers that are having trouble finding qualified applicants for unfilled positions. The Board brings together state, regional and local workforce partners to help build a workforce development system that can more effectively match employers, employees, education and training opportunities.

The Board convened on December 6 for its quarterly meeting and heard about growing coordinated training opportunities, industry-specific partnerships, grants, scholarships and apprenticeship programs across various disciplines including the construction and rural healthcare industries, a growing concern for many in District 17 and throughout Nebraska. Other topics brought forward included efforts to more rapidly respond to unemployment and job connection needs of dislocated workers with the formation of teams that include veterans, employers and other local community members.

Senator Albrecht would like everyone in District 17 to have a safe and joyful celebration this holiday season. Prepare for the unexpected by having extra supplies on hand and a preparedness package in your car that includes a blanket, a warm change of clothes, water and non-perishable food items. It is always a good idea to let friends or loved ones know your travel plans, route and anticipated arrival time.

To contact Senator Joni Albrecht, call 402-471-2716 or email [email protected].

Beverly A. Neel

American Legion Auxiliary

Past Department President – Nebraska

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