Eric Kamler is the current Mayor of Geneva, Nebraska. He was elected in the November 2018 election with a focus on improving infrastructure, financial stability, and transparency. Eric has made good on his promises to keep property taxes in check while growing a strong local economy and improving infrastructure in Geneva.
As Mayor, Eric has worked with the City Council and community members of Geneva to connect every home and business with high speed and reliable fiber broadband internet. Eric has also been a leader in improving Geneva’s local economy and community. He has led the paving of over 12 blocks of local streets, helped lead the construction of a new Fire Station, established a new housing development, recruited new businesses, and formed the largest public-private commercial business development in town history. With a strong local economy, Eric was also able to introduce a city budget in his first year as Mayor featuring the largest property tax cut in 12 years.
Eric is a graduate of Fillmore Central High School in Geneva and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics.
While attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Eric served as the UNL Student Body President & Student Regent on the Nebraska Board of Regents. During his year in office, he was most noted for cutting student fees and decreasing the student government budget by 11% all while maintaining the same level of student services.
After graduating from UNL, Eric returned home to Geneva to join the family farm. He is the fifth generation of his family’s seed-corn and soybean farm near Shickley, Nebraska.
In 2014, Eric was elected to the Geneva City Council and served as President of the City Council from 2016-2018.
Eric currently owns and operates a seed-corn and soybean farm near Shickley, Nebraska. In addition to his farming operation, Eric is also a small business owner, a licensed crop insurance agent, and currently works with Congressman Adrian Smith as an Ag Policy Advisor & Liaison.
Eric has been active in his community and with other causes across Nebraska. He has served as President of the Fillmore County Development Corporation, President of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, is a graduate of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Nebraska and Nebraska Farm Bureau's Leadership Academy leadership programs, and was a mentor in the Fillmore Central Teammates Program.
Eric currently serves as Chairman of the Fillmore County Republican Party, Board Member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Board Member of the League of Nebraska Municipalities, Member of the Ag Builders of Nebraska, Member of the Geneva Rotary Club, and is a Lifetime Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Eric has also volunteered for many Conservative Republican leaders on the local level and across the State of Nebraska.
Eric’s plans for the Public Service Commission include high speed and reliable rural broadband internet expansion, strengthening our energy security, and continuing to transition Nebraska to Next Generation 911 technology.