Creating a modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans

Nebraskans for Civic Reform (NCR) is a group of dedicated and politically diverse young Nebraskan professionals who are committed to making our civic institutions more inclusive among youth and historically disadvantaged and disengaged populations.

NCR achieves this by engaging our youth in our community and building leadership skills through service learning and student driven experiential learning. Our civic health programs strengthens social connectedness, confidence in institutions, community engagement and political invovlement in communities across the state in a data based approach created by the first ever Nebraska Civic Health Index and through the Civic Health Partnership, all managed by NCR. Finally, once people are engaged in their democracy, we protect voting rights through non-partisan litigation, advocacy, election observation, research, and policy work.

We believe that by engaging and connecting Nebraskans and improving political participation in general, that we will enrich the civic culture of the state, revitalize an interest in community and increasingly retain a talented and motivated population.

We work to create a modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans.

To accomplish this our three primary program areas are:

      1. K-12 civic engagement  and service learning programs in urban and rural schools.
      2. Civic health initiatives across the state in both rural and urban communities.
      3. Non-partisan voting rights protection and Nebraska accessible elections policy and research.

To find out more about our programs, check out our 2015 Strengthening Democracy Awards video below!

Please feel free to contact any one of us about any questions you may have about Nebraskans for Civic Reform.

We are located at 1327 H Street, Suite 102, Lincoln, NE 68508. If you have general questions, feel free to contact Adam Morfeld, Executive Director, at or contact our office at 402-904-5191.

Members of the Board of Directors

David Solheim, J.D., County Attorney, Hancock County – Chairman
Matt Schaefer, J.D., Attorney & Lobbyist, Mueller Robak – Secretary
Cliff McEvoy, Executive Director, Buford Foundation – Treasurer
Linsey Camplin, J.D., Attorney, McHenry Haszard
Laine Norton, University of Nebraska Foundation
Omaid Zabih, J.D., Staff Attorney, Nebraska Appleseed
Tyre McDowell Jr., Assistant Dean of Students, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Members of the Board of Advisors

Eric Gerrard, Attorney/Lobbyist, Eric Gerrard LLC – Chair of the Board of Advisors
Milo Mumgaard, Executive Director, Legal Aid of Nebraska
Becky Gould, Executive Director, Nebraska Appleseed
Drew Davies, Owner, Oxide Design
Judge (Ret.) Jan Gradwohl
Eric Berger, Associate Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law
Mike Battershell, South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
Dr. Patrick Jones, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies
Nicki Behmer, Heartland Strategies
Katy Anderson, Associate Attorney, Chaloupka, Holyoke, Snyder, Chaloupka & Longoria, PC, LLO
Sue Quambusch, Community Volunteer
Charlyne Berens, Retired Professor & Community Volunteer

Nebraskans for Civic Reform is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


NCR is a proud member agency of the Community Services Fund of Nebraska. Click here to find out more and make a donation.