Amanda Barker is the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Civic Health Programs at Nebraskans for Civic Reform. She has a background in non-profit work, having previously been at the Arbor Day Foundation and the Nebraska Human Resources Institute, as well as MindMixer and Nebraska Tourism. She has a passion for civic engagement, community development, and the great state of Nebraska. She also was one of the founding members of Nebraskans for Civic Reform, and served on the board of directors for many years.
Growing up on a farm near Nebraska City, Amanda learned firsthand the value of being an active member of the community. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studied political science, economics, and English. Amanda serves on several boards in the Lincoln community, including the NonProfit Hub Board of Directors, Clinic with a Heart development committee, and the Engagement Committee at First Plymouth Church. Outside of the office, she can most likely be found reading, attempting house renovation projects, and playing or watching tennis.