LINCOLN, NE (STL.News) Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore launched an initiative to “Reconnect Nebraska” with relationships, activities, and service opportunities as the pandemic ends and life returns to normal. They were joined by Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director John Ricks who encouraged Nebraskans to get out and enjoy the state’s beautiful places and the exciting events happening across Nebraska this summer.
“For generations, our strength as a state has come from Nebraskans who are devoted to their neighborhoods and communities,” said Gov. Ricketts. “As life returns to normal, it’s time to reconnect with one another to make sure we don’t lose the things that make Nebraska great. I encourage Nebraskans to reengage with the relationships and activities that have been disrupted by the coronavirus. Whether it’s your place of worship, recreation, or volunteerism, reflect on how you can reconnect with the people you love and the organizations you’ve served over the years. Together, we can continue to grow the Good Life as we put the pandemic behind us.”
At this morning’s event, First Lady Susanne Shore announced the launch of “Nebraska Reflects,” an online platform where Nebraskans can honor those who stepped up to serve others during the pandemic.