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The programs board was formed from each Village and City Board nominating one individual from their community and the County Board to nominate five individuals from throughout the county. The representation is an excellent group of multi-experienced business and community professionals. The current members are nominated for three years barring any changes due to elected official status.  

David D. Steffensmeier was born in West Point, Nebraska, October 15, 1947; spouse – Susan E. Steffensmeier, four children, Carol, Ryan, Trisha and Megan; Two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law; and seven grandchildren.
David attended  Beemer High School (1965); Creighton University, Omaha, Ne (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1969); Creighton University, Omaha, NE (Masters in Business Administration 1975)
He's Owner, Director and Officer of First National Bank, Beemer, NE since 1970.
Some of Davids affiliations include the Holy Cross Catholic Church – Trustee, Parish Council, Finance Committee, Archdiocese of Omaha Committee for Development, Beemer Community Club, Cuming County Economic Dev Board, and the Nebraska Bankers Association – Government Relations Committee


Dr. Jon Cerny is the Superintendent at Bancroft-Rosalie Community Schools. Dr. Cerny has been at Bancroft-Rosalie since 1982 and is in 18th year as Superintendent. He received his Doctorate in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998.

Dr. Cerny and his wife Carol have two children, Jessica (23) and Elizabeth (21).
The Cerny's live at 601 Nebraska Street in Bancroft.




Jon Bailey directs the Rural Research and Analysis Program at the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Nebraska. Jon is a native of Sterling, Colorado, and a 1980 graduate of Creighton University with a B.A. in Political Science and a 1983 graduate of the Creighton University School of Law. Jon practiced law for 12 years in Sterling, Colorado, including four years as the elected District Attorney for Colorado's 13th Judicial District. In 1996 he received a Masters in Public Policy from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Jon was named a 1996 Presidential Management Intern and served as a Special Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Policy at the Social Security Administration in Washington, DC. In 1997, he became a Legislative Fellow for United States Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota. Jon came to the Center for Rural Affairs in 1998. Jon and his family live in Bancroft, Nebraska.


Rose Jaspersen – Rose is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF), a statewide microenterprise intermediary. NEF mobilizes, allocates, leverages and links strategic local, state and national resources with community based organizations to finance and serve the needs of Nebraska’s small and micro businesses.

Rose has worked with micro/small businesses and programs across Nebraska for the last 25 years. She was a co-founder of the Center for Rural Affair’s Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP), Nebraska’s largest micro program.

Rose has served in various capacities on national, state, and local boards including the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the national trade association for micro programs. She has a masters degree in Management. Rose and her husband Jerry own and operate a family farm in Cuming County. They have two children and six grandchildren.


Bonnie Vogltance- Bonnie began working for Cuming County in 1984. She served as Deputy County Clerk from 1989 until 1998. In 1998 Bonnie was elected as County Clerk and took office in January 1999. Bonnie was a member of the West Point Rescue Squad for seven years. She currently is a member of the West Point Road Gems. Bonnie is married to her husband Jay Vogltance and they have two children and three grandchildren.








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Nebraska continues to rank high

  • 4th Best Quality of Life
    Business Facilities Magazine, 2008 Annual Rankings Report
  • 5th Best Education Climate
    Business Facilities Magazine, 2008 Annual Rankings Report
  • 4th Best State for Jobs, 2008
  • 4th Lowest Average Travel Time to Work
    U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • Top 10 States Receiving a 5-Star on the 2007 State's Healthcare Cost Quotient
    Expansion Management Magazine
  • Top 10 Best States for Business
    2008 Forbes Magazine

Cuming County Ranks:

  • 1st in the state for total value of agricultural products sold
  • 1st in the state for value of livestock, poultry and their products
Top crop items:
  • Corn for grain (23rd in the State)
  • Soybeans for beans (6th in the State
  • Corn for Silage (5th in the State)
Top Livestock inventory items :
  • Quail (1st in the state)
  • Cattle and calves (2nd in the state)
  • Hogs and Pigs (3rd in the state)
  • Colonies of Bees (5th in the state)
  • Sheep and lamb (12th in the state)

Cuming County Mission

To renew, retain, and recruit our businesses, people, and future.

To work in partnership with local citizens in our communities to support the economic opportunities of our county by retaining, expanding, and attracting business, industry, and agriculture.



Population: 9,306
(2008 estimate)
Projected Population: 9,118
(2013 estimate)
Median Age: 39.2 years
(2008 estimate)


Average Household Income:
(2008 estimate)

Number of Business Establishments:
(2002 estimate)

Education: (2000 estimates)
78.7% have High School Diploma or higher
12.3% have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher


Major Economic Activities:

Agriculture - 48%;
Manufacturing - 27%;
Trade - 5%;


Finance, insurance, real estate - 4%;
Construction - 3%
Services - 5%;