Hickman, Nebraska
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We've Moved!

The Hickman City Office has moved into temporary office space (across the street) to 114 Locust St.  All correspondence can continue to be mailed to P.O. Box 127, Hickman, NE 68372 during the approximate two year construction period for the New Community Center/City Hall/City Offices/Reading Centre (at 115 Locust St).  

The drop-box will continue to be available and is located beside the door of the new office location. 



Hickman City Administrator Job Opening

City Administrator-Economic Development Director. Hickman, NE (pop 1,850) is the fastest growing city in southeast Nebraska, located just 10 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska’s State Capital, and Lancaster County Seat. Hickman has two State Lake Recreation areas near its borders, Wagontrain and Stagecoach. Hickman has grown quickly into a progressive community of nearly 2,000 residents. Modified population projection analysis indicates an estimated 5,177 residents by 2020. City has Mayor/Council form of government, six members and mayor elected at large. City is an I.C.M.A. recognized community and is the largest city within the award winning Norris School District #160. City Administrator/Economic Development Director supervises 9 full-time employees and reports directly to the mayor. This outstanding career opportunity is due to the advancement of the former city administrator who served for 3.5 years as the city’s second administrator.

In preparation of continued growth, Hickman has constructed a new Water Treatment Plant, Municipal Wells, renovated Waste Water Treatment Facility, park improvements, ever expanding trail system and the adoption of a 1.5% local option sales tax.  Current projects include the construction of an 18,500 sq. ft. Community Center, Railroad Quiet Zone, park expansion, utility upgrades, commercial business development and two additional residential subdivisions.  These community and regional quality of life projects have been achieved due to the exceptional cooperation and joint operating partnerships among Lancaster County, service organizations, Norris School District, state government, federal government and area residents of Hickman.  Starting salary $52,000 to $75,000 (DOQ) plus full benefit package which includes but is not limited to health insurance, dental insurance life insurance, city employee pension, vacation, sick leave, and, holidays. The City of Hickman is an EOE.

Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, or related field and a minimum of 4 years municipal government experience as a city administrator, assistant city administrator, or similar executive level position. Position is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all city departments, including economic development, grant writing, master planning, public works, utilities, parks and recreation and personnel. Ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, values and skills in grant obtainment, governing body and citizen communication techniques. Experience in strategic planning, personnel management, business and economic development, capital improvement programming, tax increment financing, equal enforcement of the municipal code and subdivision regulations, and maintaining positive community interactions.  Applications can be obtained here: Employment Application and will be accepted until position is filled.  Qualified and interested applicants should include a letter of application, professional resume with verifiable references, salary history and other candidate profile support items to Mayor Doug Hanson at:

City of Hickman

Attn: Mayor Doug Hanson
“Hickman City Administrator Position”
115 Locust Street; PO Box 127
Hickman, NE  68372


   Hickman is a small community located just south of Lincoln proper on South 68th Street. Hickman is poised for continued growth and improvement while keeping its small town atmosphere and quality of life committments while being just north of the Norris Schools Complex.  Surrounded by the beauty of several State of Nebraska Recreational Areas including Wagon Train Lake, Stagecoach Lake, Hedgefield Lake and Blue Stem Lake.

   Hickman is also located close enough to the state capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska, for all the larger city amenities. Our location just south of Lincoln and immediately north of the Norris Schools #160 Complex. Hickman is one of the fastest Smart Growth Communities in Nebraska.

   The plat for our community was filed by founders Rev. R.C. Heckman and Samuel Egger and was intended to be named Heckman. However, in the recording procedures, the spelling was recorded as "Hickman" and it has remained so.

The yearly town celebration, Hickman Hayday, continues a long tradition, which occurs the last Saturday of July. The South Lancaster County Fair was held in the Hickman Park in 1894 and a yearly celebration of some type has been held since the first Old Settlers Picnic in 1899.

Hickman's Infrastructure has been maintained and improved over the years with current improvements to the WasteWater Treatment plant in 1998 and currently in 2007, Sewage Line Improvements in 2001, and Water Main Replacement and Downtown Street Resurfacing in 2003. Multiple diverse Housing Developments, along with quality of life enhancements have made Hickman a pleasant blend of the old and the new.

Proposed Hickman Community Center

City of Hickman Proposed Community Center/City Hall Fact Sheet

City of Hickman Proposed Community Center/City Hall - 3D Rendering

2013 Water Annual Quality Report

2013 Water Quality Report

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Posted 04.04.2014

Last Update: Home, 2009-08-04 16:10:22