Jim Vokal is a familiar voice to advocates of limited government and the free-market system, having served as an Omaha City Councilman from 2001-2009 and as Omaha's youngest City Council President from 2003-2005, where he maintained a zero percent property tax rate increase. Jim has spent the last decade developing relationships with elected officials across the state.
Jim Vokal is a highly accomplished leader, and adds to his record of public service a solid business and financial background. Jim left his post with Mutual of Omaha Bank as Vice President of Commercial Banking to join the Platte Institute. Jim has an extensive background spearheading city revitalization projects with an unwavering commitment to community development through key civic board members positions. Vokal formerly served on the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) Board. In 2012, Vokal was appointed by Governor Dave Heineman to serve on the Board of Education Lands and Funds.
Jim, a lifelong Nebraskan, has spent his entire life in Omaha. Jim graduated from Creighton University in 1992 with a business degree and has been very active in the Omaha community. In addition to the organizations mentioned previously, Jim is very active with his children's activities, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and within the Dundee community. Jim and his wife Liz are the past Presidents of the Dundee Elementary PTO. Jim coaches several youth sports and is the happy father of two children, Kate and Will. Jim is an avid sports fan supporting Creighton University Basketball and Husker football.