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City Council Ward III

Jack Oelschlager

Jack Oelschlager was first elected to the council in 2000 and won reelection in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. His current council term ends in 2024.

Oelschlager retired in 2023 from Nestle Purina in Crete after a 45-year career.

Committee Assignments: Parks and Recreation (chairperson), Personnel, Finance






Kyle Frans

Kyle Frans was appointed to fill a council vacancy and sworn in on Sept. 3, 2019. He then won election in November 2022. His current council term ends in 2026.

Frans is a Gretna High School graduate with a bachelor’s degree in media production from Hastings College. He and his wife, Melissa, have two sons, Kraig and Tanner. He is a substitute teacher for Crete Public Schools, where his wife is the Coordinator of High Ability Learning & Instructional Technology. He is a mentor for the Crete Teammates program, helps coach his sons’ sports teams, and volunteers with the Crete Berean Church youth group.

Committee Assignments: Finance (chairperson), Parks and Recreation, Personnel



Ward III election voting location: Crete Public Library - Community Room, 1515 Forest Ave (new in Spring 2022)

View Crete City Code, Article 2, Elected Officials

Crete Ward map (pdf) 


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