2035 Vision Statement

The Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership (SCCDP) is a nonprofit organization that is driven by a public and private partnership in and around Seward County. SCCDP is the caretaker and steward of Vision Statement 2035 – a snapshot of a futuristic Seward County that directs SCCDP goals:


Seward County is a pro-active and collaborative area with vibrant, welcoming, family-friendly, and safe communities, recognized for pillars of strength in agriculture, arts and culture, business, education, entrepreneurship, government, and healthcare.


We are a destination location for businesses, visitors, and residents within the greater metropolitan area and an active partner in the region.


Our residents enjoy picturesque and diverse neighborhoods, viable main streets, outstanding recreational opportunities, active civic life, faith-based living, and quality housing and employment choices.


The private and public sectors are united and citizens are engaged for the betterment of all Seward County.

We are driven by the following Guiding Principles:



We are open, honest and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards.



We treat everyone with courtesy, equity, and fairness.



We understand the importance of engaged leadership and that leadership must transition to ensure the vision continues for future generations.



We are caring and generous. We encourage giving freely and helping those in need. We champion volunteerism for its powerful contribution to our area.


Planning for Our Future

We acknowledge the importance of a shared vision and being intentional about planning our future. We believe our collective efforts will be sustainable for the long-term betterment of all Seward County.

Meet The Team

Jonathan Jank

MBA & IOM | President & CEO


Joanie Brecka

Director of Marketing & Storytelling


Harrison Helmer

Director of Membership


Jacob Jennings

Director of Community Affairs


Donna Hendrickson

Executive Assistant & Events Planner


2023 SCCDP Board of Directors

Megan Kahler

City of Seward – Councilperson

Sue Imig

Seward County Visitors Bureau

Scott Gierhan

Utica Commercial Club

Gerald Homp

Bottle Rocket Brewing Co. from Seward

Patrick Kelley

City of Milford – Mayor

Duane Miner

Cattle Bank & Trust from Seward

Rachel Sommerer

Southeast Community College from Milford

David Kumm

Concordia University – Nebraska from Seward

Misty Ahmic

Seward County Commissioners

Roger Reamer

Memorial Health Care Systems from Milford, Seward, & Utica

Tom Rief

Sparetime Lounge & Grill from Seward

Matt Howe

Chez Bubba from Goehner

Jim Swanson

Village of Utica – Trustee Chairperson

Kelly Kumm

Jones Bank from Milford & Seward

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