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Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha - Subdivision 5

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    Tanya Cook

Biographical Information

What factors would you consider when determining rates and rate changes?

What are the opportunities to improve efficiency for MUD?

If elected, what would be your first year priorities?

What effort would you make to meet the goal of increasing the use of renewable energy? (Online only)

Current Public Office, dates held Metropolitan Utilities District Board of Directors, Subdistrict #5
Past Public Office, dates held Nebraska State Senator, Legislative District #13 2009-2017
Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Master of Arts Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Omaha Central High School, College Prep
Volunteer experience Current Board Leadership: Film Streams, Director Coalition for a Strong Nebraska, Leadership Team US Global Leadership Coalition, Nebraska Advisory Committee Previous Boards: United Way of the Midlands Girls, Inc.
When determining rates and rate changes, I consider whether or not the increase to customer cost is truly necessary to the responsible management of MUD.

I voted "no" to an increase to customer bills at the December 2019 Board meeting.
in my short time as the MUD Director representing Subdistrict #5, I have found that the organization operates with a high level of efficiency and integrity.

As I continue to serve, I plan to seek out opportunities for even better communication among divisions along with increased options for customer-owners.

If elected, my priorities would be to identify ways to improve service to customer-owners.
I support MUD's current comprehensive sustainability plan and look forward to viable renewable energy options as they emerge.