Game and Parks Appoints Swenson Deputy Director | Recent news


LINCOLN – Jim Swenson has been selected as Deputy Director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Swenson, a native of Oakland and a resident of Greenwood, assumes his new role on December 27.

Swenson joined the agency in 1983, working as a seasonal employee for the parks and resource services divisions before moving to a full-time position in 1986. He has served as a director of the parks division since May 2014, at the head of the team that welcomes millions of visitors to national parks. He holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and wildlife management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Swenson’s first full-time job with Game and Parks was as superintendent at the Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area. He then became Director of Parks for the Eastern Region before being appointed Park Administrator.

“Jim brings a forward-looking and positive culture of collaboration to build relationships to achieve our mission,” said Director Tim McCoy. “He is passionate about our resources and provides opportunities for Nebraskans and visitors to make memories in the great outdoors.”

Said Swenson, “Serving the public and fostering the various outdoor recreational opportunities that showcase our state’s great resources is my passion. I am grateful for this opportunity, as well as the team and the many partners who join this mission. “


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