City Council - Ward I
Travis Sears was elected to another city council term in 2020 after being appointed to fill a council vacancy and sworn in on Sept. 3, 2019. He was first elected to the city council in 2002 for one term and elected again in 2010 and 2014, but did not seek reelection in 2018. He was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2019 and served until he returned 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 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
Contact City Council members:
Crete City Hall
241 East 13th Street
P.O. Box 86
Crete, NE 68333