Nicole Sedlacek is the Economic Development Manager for Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), where she helps lead a team focused on helping prepare communities for economic development opportunities. Nicole joined the economic development team at NPPD in 2016, and before that, she served as the Executive Director at Holt County Economic Development.
Nicole currently serves on the Northeast Community College Board of Governors. Nicole serves as current Chairperson for the Nebraska State Chamber’s Economic Development Policy Council. She is a Certified Economic Developer, recognized by the International Economic Development Council. Nicole is a past president of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA). She is also a Gallup Certified Clifton Strengths Coach. Nicole received her degrees from Northeast Community College and Bellevue University. She also currently serves on the O’Neill Community Foundation Fund Advisory Committee.
Nicole and her husband, Brian, live in O’Neill with their two daughters, Ally and Emma. In 2020, they made the ultimate pandemic purchase and now own a women’s clothing boutique in downtown O’Neill, where the family is learning the joys, rewards, and sometimes struggles of small business ownership.