This Thursday, November 5th, the House and Senate are co-sponsoring an interim study on Best Practices of Capitol Management.  With the current investment of taxpayer resources into the restoration of the state capitol, it’s important to understand how the building may be managed more efficiently and effectively in the future.  The capitol is one of the state’s most valuable assets and it’s important to preserve the building for generations of future use and enjoyment.

The following schedule outlines the speakers and topics that will be discussed:

8:15-8:20am – Introduction

Speaker:   Trait Thompson, State Capitol Project Manager, OMES

8:20-9:15am – Challenges of Maintaining the State Capitol Under the Current Management Structure


Doug Kellogg, State Capitol Superintendent, OMES

Mark Sauchuk, Director of Facilities Management, OMES

Craig Cherry, State Facilities Director, OMES

9:15-10:15am – Observations from the Interior Investigation and Assessment at the State Capitol


Xavier Neira, Manhattan Construction

Kyle Nelson, Manhattan Construction

Fred Schmidt, Frankfort-Short-Bruza Architecture

10:15-11:15 Management of the U.S. Capitol

Speaker:   Tom Fontana, Communications and Marketing Director, Office of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol

11:15am-12:15pm – State Capitol Management Strategy


Robert Ripley, Capitol Administrator, State of Nebraska

John Sneed, Executive Director, Texas State Preservation Board

The study will take place in the House chamber and it is open to the public.

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