Gothenburg named Community of the Year by Nebraska Diplomats

Gothenburg named Community of the Year by Nebraska Diplomats

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Nebraska Diplomats Banquet took place on August 9 in Kearney, with­­­ 330 people attending the celebration at Younes Conference Center. Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development presented several awards, including a Community of the Year to the City of Gothenburg. 

In 2019, the National Civic League recognized the City of Gothenburg as one of 10 All-American Cities for local leaders’ work in inclusive civic engagement. Gothenburg represented the smallest community in the annual group of award winners and emphasized the community’s “All Means All” philosophy, which encourages the City’s emphasis on stakeholder engagement for local development.

Community collaboration played an important role in the development of Gothenburg Health’s $29.5 million facility which includes a health and wellness center. The YMCA building includes a high school regulation-size gym, four-lane swimming pool, second floor walking track and educational space. 

Gothenburg also welcomed the expansion of Iowa-based Curbtender, Inc. in 2019, which established the garbage truck compacter manufacturer’s first Nebraska location. The company purchased the former Baldwin Filters building following Gothenburg Improvement Company’s acquisition of the property. The addition of Curbtender complements Gothenburg’s strong manufacturing presence established by Parker Hannifin, Wearparts, Gothenburg Feed Products and Dayton Phoenix.

Read the full event story HERE.