Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development and what does it do                                

  • LPPAD is Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development.
  • It is a board of advisors to the City of Lincoln surrounding public art.
  • We are advocates for public art.
  • We build community-wide involvement and investment in public art.
  • We work to develop an endowment that will build and manage Lincoln’s public art collection long into the future.
  • We are a fund of the Lincoln Community Foundation.
  • The Master Plan for LPPAD can be found at:

Our vision                                               

  • The Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development  works with the City of Lincoln to develop a public art collection of national prominence in Lincoln, which will enrich the quality of life for Lincoln’s residents, complement the City’s exceptional educational and cultural amenities and support a positive economic environment in the community.
  • This program will serve to unify the community, encourage creativity, and reflect the diverse cultural heritage of Lincoln residents.
  • The Master Plan for LPPAD can be found at

Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development (LPPAD)
Board Members

Staff: Lori Thomas, Director; Phone: 402.770.3642; Email:

Community Board Members

Kathy Lebaron, Chair
Robert Duncan, Chair
Lynne Boyer
Santiago Cal
Douglas Campbell
Orville Jones
Buck Kiechel
George Neubert
Vicki Northrup
Jane Rohman
Rhonda Seacrest
Lisa Smith
Clay Smith
Tom Tallman
Rich Vierk

Permanent Board Members

Barbara Bartle
Lincoln Community Foundation, President

Lynn Johnson
Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Director

Heather Lundine
University of Nebraska Foundation, Director of Development

Joe Ruffo
Lincoln Arts Council, Board Member

Wally Mason
Sheldon Museum of Art, Director

Geoff Cline
Sheldon Art Association, President

Dave Landis
Lincoln City Urban Development, Director

Miki Esposito
Lincoln City Public Works, Director

Ed Zimmer
Lincoln/Lancaster County Historic Preservation Planner