January 30, 2024 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM

CHI Health Center Omaha


The Greater Omaha Chamber’s prestigious annual membership meeting is where the Chamber’s Board Chair recaps the accomplishments of the prior year, the Chamber’s President and CEO unveils the annual report and priorities and direction for the current calendar year.

The Chamber also honors award winners who have contributed to Omaha’s community betterment. The awards are presented during the meeting. The Omaha Chamber is honored to recognize:

  • Chair’s Award of Excellence
  • Dedicated Service Award
  • Headliner of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year

The 2024 Annual Meeting will feature keynote speaker, Bruce Katz, the Co-Founder of New Localism Advisors. The firm helps cities design, finance and deliver transformative initiatives that promote inclusive and sustainable growth.



Registration guidance:

Reservations are now closed for the 2024 Annual Meeting. No refunds or cancellations will be granted after this date.


Bruce Katz speaking at podium.

Bruce Katz
Co-Founder, New Localism Advisors

Bruce Katz is the Co-Founder (with Jeremy Nowak) of New Localism Advisors. Katz regularly advises global, national, state, regional and municipal leaders on public reforms and private innovations that advance the well-being of metropolitan areas and their countries.

Katz is the co-author of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism (Brookings Institution Press, 2018) and The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy (Brookings Institution Press, 2013). Both books focus on the rise of cities and city networks as the world’s leading problem solvers.

Katz was the inaugural Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution from January 2016 to March 2018, where he focused on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. Prior to assuming this role, Bruce J. Katz was a vice president at the Brookings Institution and founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

Before joining Brookings, Katz served as chief of staff to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros and was the senior counsel and then staff director for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Affairs. After the 2008 presidential election, Bruce co-led the housing and urban transition team for the Obama administration and served as a senior advisor to new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary Shaun Donovan, for the first 100 days of the Administration.

Katz is a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. He gives dozens of lectures and presentations annually before public, corporate, civic and university audiences across the world. In 2006, he received the prestigious Heinz Award in Public Policy for his contributions to understanding the “function and values of cities and metropolitan areas and profoundly influencing their economic vitality, livability and sustainability.” Katz is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School.


4 – 5:30 PM     Annual Meeting Program

5:30 PM    Networking Reception


Chair’s Award of Excellence

Chris Maher & Premier Bank
CEO & Chairman of the Board, Premier Bank

Dedicated Service Award

Tim Burke
Retired CEO of OPPD, Interim CEO of Greater Omaha Chamber (Feb-July 2023)

Headliner of the Year

Association of Defense Communities
Accepted by Tim Ford, CEO of Association of Defense Communities

Volunteer of the Year

Greater Omaha Chamber’s Public Policy Council
Accepted by Scott Moore, Retired Union Pacific



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