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City Officials

City Hall
220 North Hastings Ave
Hastings, NE 68901 (402) 461-2309

City Council 1st Ward

Council Member Jennifer Beahm

Jeniffer Beahm

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January 2017 through December 2020

Jeniffer (Berry) Beahm moved to Nebraska after college graduation in 2007 and to Hastings in 2011.She works as an associate director of admission and admissions counselor at Hastings College. Before shifting to a career in higher education, Jeniffer worked for KHAS-TV, News 5 as an anchor and reporter. She also worked for a short time as news director at 1230 KHAS radio. When she’s not at work, Jeniffer is usually studying. She’s currently pursuing her Master of Liberal Arts degree through Texas Christian University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism.

While she attended college in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas, Jeniffer grew up in Keene, New Hampshire, a city not too different from Hastings. It's the small-community charm that has kept Jeniffer in Central Nebraska for nearly a decade. Jeniffer lives in southwest Hastings with her husband, Brad.


Ginny Skutnik, Hastings City Council Ward 1Ginny Skutnik

420 South Boston Avenue
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December 2018 through December 2022

Ginny was first appointed by Mayor Vern Powers to fill a vacant seat in Ward 1 in September of 2013, and was elected to fill the seat in 2015. Ginny has resided in Hastings since 1992. She is originally from Omaha, NE. Ginny currently is employed by CNH Industrial. Prior to her career at Case, she worked at Mary Lanning HealthCare from 2012 to 2015 and served as the Executive Secretary to the Mayor & City Administrator of the City of Hastings from December 1999 to February 2012.

Ginny has two grown children; a daughter Amelia who resides in Superior, NE with her husband and three children, and a son, Ben who currently lives in Bloomington, IN while obtaining his doctorate at the University of Indiana-Bloomington.

Ginny holds firm in the belief that in order for a community to thrive and grow, there needs to be involvement and responsible representation of its citizens. She feels that her experience and knowledge that she gained during her tenure with the City of Hastings will be a benefit to her and the community, in making informed decisions on issues that are brought before the City Council. She welcomes comments and dialogue from her constituents on any concerns in regards to City matters.