NEBRASKA CITY – Leadership Nebraska City’s Class No. 13 unveiled a new information kiosk Friday just off the Central Avenue sidewalk at the Otoe County Courthouse.
Denise Davis, one of nine class members, said the kiosk is intended to update pedestrians on events, museums and shopping opportunities.
Davis: “We thought, we would like to leave our mark with something that is visually appealing, but practical, giving information, so that’s how we came up with this idea. It floated to the top of the various ones our class considered.”
The project required approval from county commissioners and Leadership Nebraska City Advisory Board. It received financial support from the Kropp Charitable Foundation and Otoe County Visitors Committee.
The first posters contain in kiosk tout the the slogan, “A City So Great They Named A State After It,” the 2018 events calendar and Independence Day activities.
Davis: “There’s just broader awareness, not only by local citizens coming to the courthouse for any of the things we need to come to the courthouse for, but any tourists who are drawn to the building because of the beautiful trees, that there is more of an awareness of what’s happening on a regular basis.”
The class is partnering with Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce to keep the kiosk current.
Davis described the class’ mood at Friday’s ribbon cutting.
Davis: “It’s one of those experiences where you have envisioned something for a while and to finally see it take hold and be concrete, literally.”