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Councilmember Chris Jerram was elected to the City Council in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013 and 2017.  Chris is the City Council President and serves as Chair of the Human Resources, Library, and Human Rights and Relations Committees.  He also serves as a member of the Law Committee and the Planning Committee.

Chris and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for over 25 years and have two grown children, Katie and Shannon.  The family is very active in Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Chris has served as a school board member for Holy Cross; where he and his family have volunteered supporting numerous organizations over the years.

Chris came to Omaha in 1988 to attend Creighton School of Law. He has practiced law in Omaha for the last twenty-five plus years and has appeared in State and Federal courts in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.  He has served as President of the Morton Meadows Neighborhood Association and still volunteers on its Citizen’s Neighborhood Watch Patrol. Chris was appointed by Governor Nelson and reappointed by Governor Johanns to the Board of Directors of the Governor’s Council to Keep Nebraska Beautiful. In 2001 he was appointed to serve on the Omaha Zoning Board of Appeals where he served as Chairman.

Chris and Jennifer led the “Feed the Firefighters” program for Station #34 for many years as a small gesture of thanks to those who protect us and our property. In his free time, Chris enjoys running and golf. He has completed five full marathons.

Chris is committed to families, public safety, fiscal responsibility and economic development throughout all of Omaha.

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Phone: 402-444-5525