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City Council - Ward I

Travis Sears


Travis Sears was appointed to fill a council vacancy and sworn in on Sept. 3, 2019. He previously served the council from 2002-2006 and was reelected in 2010 and 2014, but did not seek another term in 2018. He was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2019 and served until appointed to the council. Sears works for Union Bank & Trust in Lincoln and is a retired member of the Crete Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Rescue Captain. He is a graduate of Crete High School and holds a bachelor's degree from Concordia University.

Committee Assignments: Finance (chairperson), Personnel, Public Works



Brian Carnes


Brian Carnes was elected in 2018 and sworn in on Dec. 4, 2018. His family includes his wife Brenda, and children, Bobby, Kellie, Jennifer and Jeffrey. He is employed at the Nestle Purina plant in Crete and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Carnes is a graduate of Crete High School.

Committee Assignments: Personnel (chairperson), Public Works, Finance





Ward I - map

City Hall
241 East 13th Street
P.O. Box 86
Crete, NE  68333