Jan. 27 Press Release

We let our first press release fly this evening. Here it is. 


Community Advocate Hopes to Represent Subdistrict Five

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Omaha, Nebraska - On Tuesday, January 26, candidate Craig Moody kicked off his campaign to represent subdistrict five on the Board of Directors for the Omaha Public Power District. The event, held at the Tip Top Building in North Downtown Omaha, was attended by more than 150 supporters.  

Moody, a Democrat, is the managing partner and co-owner of Verdis Group, LLC, a sustainability consulting firm and 2015 Small Business of the Year (as recognized by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce). Verdis Group’s prestigious roster of clients includes the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medicine, Omaha Public Schools, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, and Methodist Health System.

“I’ve been honored to serve Omaha and advocate for our community in a number of ways over the years,” said Craig. “By joining the OPPD board I want to bring positive change and use my understanding of the energy industry to be a voice for the people that the Omaha Public Power District was created to work for.”

Moody is actively involved in the community and has served on several boards and committees, including the University of Nebraska President’s Advisory Council, chair of Metro Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit Stakeholder Committee, the Omaha Business Ethics Alliance, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Green Omaha Coalition. He was a member of Leadership Omaha Class 37, was recognized as one of the Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2011, and earned the Omaha Jaycee’s Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Distinguished Service Award in 2009.

“Craig has brought thoughtful, creative, solution-based problem solving to our community and because he values transparency and community engagement I believe he is going to bring a fresh perspective to the OPPD board,” said Crystal Rhoades of the Nebraska Public Service Commission

“I’m focused on helping OPPD strike the right balance between agility and stability so they can successfully adapt to the quickly changing energy industry,” said Moody, “and I’ll work tirelessly to ensure that OPPD is well positioned to provide clean, reliable, affordable electricity long into the future.”