For any small town to thrive, its people must be engaged and active in promoting the overall growth and economic health of the community. A critical part of Wausa’s past, present, and future is the many different boards and organizations that are active. Each group plays an important role in determining the direction of our community. If you would like to be more involved in Wausa, check out all of the different groups that we offer and reach out.
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The Wausa Development Corporation was formed in 1968 with the intentions to expand and grow Wausa. Currently, the board has 10 members and meets once a month. They have taken many projects over the years while scouting for business and growth in the community.
One of the projects The Wausa Development Corporation took on is a new development on the south side of Wausa. The Development features 12 lots ranging from 15,000 – 22,000 Square Feet. The lots are connected to city water and have sewer installed. They feature a wonderful view and a new road.
Our lots average .4 acres, which is about 20% larger than the average lot for sale in Lincoln or Omaha. The average price of a .4 acre In Lincoln, Omaha, and Wausa are listed below.
If you are considering moving to Wausa, I encourage you to reach out to Jeff Friedrich (email@example.com) or Doug Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wausa is a welcoming community and an excellent place to raise a family.
Here are the available lots for sale.
- Jeff Friedrich
- Lyle Rorvik
- Terry Johnson
- Lori Bengston
- Mike Burns
- Darren Vanness
- Jordan Johnson
- Darin Bloomquist
- Brad Hoesing
- Doug Johnson
The Wausa Village Board serves in a variety of capacities in our community. A major role the board is responsible for is working with the zoning committee to approve building permits. A building permit is required for any new construction or any alteration or relocation of any building. Examples of projects that require a permit are new homes, additions, garages, decks, fences, and storage sheds. Permit fees include a $10.00 charge for improvements under $5,000 and a $25.00 charge for improvements over $5,000. If you are planning on any type of new construction, please contact village clerk Karen Kleinschmit at (402) 586-2311 to obtain an application for a building permit.
- Chris Ferdig
- Ron Nelson
- Nick Morgan
- Cheryl Marks
- Robert Marks
Board Meetings take place the first Monday of the month.
Community Foundation Fund
We strive to promote a welcoming community that will preserve the integrity of our small-town history and heritage. Through local investment from generous benefactors, we encourage opportunities and services that attract people of all means to live. work, and visit our community.
A group of thoughtful community leaders launched the Wausa Community Foundation Fund in 2005 as an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation. Now part of a statewide movement to spearhead community development and create prosperity, the Fund is working to build a culture of philanthropy and a robust unrestricted endowment to benefit our community long into the future. The Wausa Community Foundation Fund supports quality of life initiatives to benefit the lives of current residents and attract new families to live, work, and raise their children in our hometown. To date we’ve supported recreational, mentoring, and leadership programs; local recreation projects; technology and resources for the local public library and school; and other high impact initiatives and programs.
What is an Unrestricted Endowment?
The Wausa Community Foundation Fund is committed to building an unrestricted endowment for the Wausa community. Similar to a community savings account, unrestricted endowments are an important tool to keep hometowns across Nebraska growing, thriving, and improving for future generations. While a portion of the income earned by the endowment is granted annually to fund projects and programs to benefit the community, the principal remains intact and grows every year.
Forever building our endowment will put philanthropy to work in our hometown, providing a steady stream of resources for community improvements today and investments for tomorrow. Together, we can build a brighter future for Wausa and create a community that our children and our children’s children are proud to call home.
Ways To Donate
Your generous gift will not only help today; It will continue to grow forever. Below are a number of ways you can support the Wausa Community Foundation Fund. Ways to donate to the Wausa Community Foundation:
- Send a check to Wausa Community Foundation P.O. Box 43 Wausa, NE 68786
- Scroll back up and select the “Support our Work” button or go to https://www.nebcommfound.org/give/wausa-community-foundation-fund/ and click on the “Donate to this Fund” button.
- Marketable Securities
- Gifts of IRA
- Agricultural Commodities
- Retirement Assets
- Real Estate
- Life Insurance
- Closely Held Stock
Contact Our Fund Advisory Committee
Carolyn Hall: email@example.com
Rod Banks: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Vanness: email@example.com
Heather Carlson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlie Johnston: email@example.com
Brian Eldorado: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darren Vanness: email@example.com
Bob Marks: firstname.lastname@example.org
This foundation has taken initiative to give back to the community of Wausa in many difference areas. Every year they give out numerous scholarships to the graduating senior class. A recent donation this Foundation has made supported the addition of the new Industrial Tech building to the north of the school. The School Foundation is always looking for new members. If you have any questions please contact Bruce Pfiel at email@example.com.
- Nicole Carlson
- Cynthia Kumm
- Doug Johnson
- Connie Bloomquist
- Allison Cunningham
The Wausa School Foundation is the primary source of scholarship money for upcoming Wausa Seniors. Graduates of the class of 2024 can access the scholarship application HERE.
If you would like to leave a legacy for your Family name, start your own scholarship. You can do that by following the steps below
If you would like to start your own scholarship follow these 3 steps.
1. Decide what you would like to name your scholarship and how much you would like to give.
2. Fill out the donation form here and email it to N_suhr@yahoo.com
3. Send a check written out to the “Wausa School Foundation” and mail it to the address listed on the form.
Thank you to all of those who have given back to Wausa.
All donors of the Wausa School Foundation are listed in the Graduation Program yearly. Some of them are listed on the background of this photo below.
$26,000 was the amount the class of 2023 received in scholarships from the Wausa School Foundation and the Community of Wausa.
Various events around the community are put on by the community club. Every year Community Club helps with porkchop BBQ, Labor Day weekend events, and Christmas in Wausa. Community Club is always looking for ways to excite the community and help promote Wausa. If you have any questions please contact Allison Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- President: Dakota Cunningham
- Vice President: Hannah Kleinschmit
- Secretary: Allison Cunningham
- Treasurer: Seth Thompson
Click here to view the Meeting Minutes.
Click here to access the Walking Trail Pledge Form.
Lincoln Township Library
The Library Board meets once a month to discuss the plans of the library and ensure the direction is moving forward. In 2014, construction on the Library was completed. The new library consists of new meeting rooms, bathrooms, reading space, computers, books, and more.
The library has many different events going on throughout the month. If you are interested, you can check out the website or our community calendar to keep up with current events.
If you have questions about this board or would like to participate please contact Kyle Stevens — email@example.com
- Bruce Pfeil
- Sheila Hoesing
- Sarah Wynia
- Dawn Friedrich
- Kyle Stevens
- Wendy Ketelsen
- Trevor McQuay