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Local Boards & Commissions by Race/Ethnicity

Representation on local boards and commissions is diverse
There are 495 persons serving on 58 boards or commissions across the city. The majority of city board and commission appointees in Lincoln identify as white (74.3%) roughly in proportion to the overall Lincoln population (78.4%). Some non-white racial and ethnic groups, including American Indian or Native Alaskan and Black or African American groups, have a higher proportion of representation on city boards and commissions when compared to the Lincoln population. Hispanic or Latino/a and Asian groups have a lower proportion of individuals appointed compared to the Lincoln population.

  • 6.9% of appointees identified as Black or African American, while Black or African American individuals make up 4.1% of the Lincoln population.
  • 1.2% of appointees identified as American Indian or Alaska Native, whereas American Indian or Alaska Native individuals make up 0.4% of the Lincoln population.
  • 2.6% of appointments identified as Hispanic or Latino/a, though they make up 8.1% of the population in Lincoln.
  • 2.0% of appointments identified as Asian, while 4.5% of the population in Lincoln identified as Asian.
  • Race or ethnicity is unknown for 10.9% of city board and commission appointees.

City of Lincoln, Boards and Commissions Data, Total Current Appointments as of December 22, 2022.

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, Table DP05.