City Council 1st Ward

Council Member Jennifer Beahm

Jeniffer Beahm

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December 2020 through December 2024

Jeniffer (Berry) Beahm moved to Nebraska after college graduation in 2007 and to Hastings in 2011. She works as the Development Associate for the Willa Cather Foundation, housed at the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud. She previously worked in higher education, serving in communications and admissions roles at Hastings College and Clarkson College. It was a career in journalism, though, that first brought her to Nebraska and sparked her interest in city politics. Jeniffer worked for KHAS-TV (News 5) as an anchor and reporter through 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism and Master of Liberal Arts, both from Texas Christian University.

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. Jeniffer lives in southwest Hastings with her husband, Brad, and their two dogs.

Council Member Steven Huntley

Steven Huntley

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December 2022 through December 2026

Hello everyone, my name is Steve Huntley I am a lifelong resident of Hastings and the 1st Ward. I Graduated from Hastings Senior High and the University of Nebraska Kearney with a degree in business. After graduating from college I worked as the business manager for Engel Construction, which gave me a lot of experience in land development and zoning issues. After leaving Engel Construction I was involved in education and retail management. I currently own and manage rental property.

Between the years of 1992 through 1996 I served on the city council showing that I'm no stranger to city government.  At the time of my election, I was the   youngest person ever elected as a council member. Additionally, I served as Vice President and President of the council, which gives me vast experience in city government.

As a city council member I will be a citizen's politician, by giving the citizens a voice in their local government. I will fight for Transparency, Accountability and will be Accessible and I Will ask the questions.