Ian Swanson

Ian Swanson

A fourth-generation Nebraskan, Ian was born and raised in Omaha. He graduated from Millard North High School and the esteemed Hillsdale College (you heard Rush Limbaugh talk for years about Hillsdale). Ian and his wife, Narel (a former basketball player from Brazil) just welcomed their first child this summer (a son, Theo) and are committed to our community for the long haul as they raise a family here. ‘The Ian Swanson Show’ is about Omaha, our state, and the issues — good or bad — affecting our lives. He will reflect Nebraska values and won’t be afraid to ask the tough questions, even among the leaders with whom he has worked as a campaign volunteer, Congressional staffer, as one who himself ran for legislature, and – most recently – with the Nebraska Farm Bureau. The son of two worship leaders, Ian is a talented musician who is enjoys reading books on theology and history in his spare time. He and his wife are active in their local church community and love all things Huskers.


See the $15M of ARPA Grant Recipients from City of Omaha

From Cindy Gonzalez' excellent story in Nebraska Examiner:

100 Black Men of Omaha, mentoring, $50,000

AIM Institute, accelerated technical training, $154,354

Bluebird Cultural Initiative, behavioral and mental health support services, $220,640

Boys & Girls Club, Great Futures Program, $213,041

Carole’s House of Hope, housing, mental health services for homeless mothers, $150,000

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Omaha, domestic violence services, $176,373

Charles Drew Health Center, crisis intervention, $600,000

Child Saving Institute, pediatric and adolescent mental health services, $299,436

Center for Holistic Development, family engagement and resource connection, $268,000

City Sprouts, urban farming summer internship, $200,000

Completely Kids, food and education support, mental health services, $560,000 

Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixam, Maya Health Initiative, $432,600

Empowerment Network, Omaha 360 and Step-Up, $358,475

ENCAP, rent, utilities, medical expenses, $100,000

Family Housing Advisory Services, free tax preparation services, $160,000

Food Bank for the Heartland, food access, $158,494

Girls Inc. of Omaha, Girls Inc. Experience, $300,000

Greater Omaha Attendance and Learning Services, community navigation program, $70,000

Heart Ministry Center, Fresh Start program, $200,000

Heartland Family Service, behavioral health and Nebraska Family Works, $637,500

Heartland Hope Mission, hunger and homelessness prevention, $160,000

Hope Center, employment and learning academy, $100,000

Immigrant Legal Center, services for survivors of crime and human trafficking, $330,000

InCommon Community Development, youth program, $183,626

Intercultural Senior Center, food pantry, $160,000

Kids Can, mentoring, $200,000

Kim Foundation, suicide prevention campaign, $120,000

Latino Center of the Midlands, youth internships, $148,832

Legal Aid of Nebraska, legal services for families in crisis, $244,404

Lutheran Family Services, behavioral health and healthy families programs, $343,680

Mentor Nebraska, mentoring, $94,200

Nebraska Medical Center, violence intervention, $400,000

Nebraska Methodist Hospital Foundation, counseling, $187,000

New Visions, homeless veterans services, $120,000

No More Empty Pots, community harvest, $250,000

North Omaha Area Health, mental health outreach program, $320,000

NorthStar Foundation, student support services, $110,000

Ollie Webb Center, supportive employment program, $89,418

One World Community Health Center, behavioral and medical health care, $610,000

Omaha Home for Boys, mental and behavioral health and housing services, $450,000

PACE (Police Athletics for Community Engagement), violence prevention and mentoring, $360,000

Partnership for Kids, college and career readiness program, $500,000

Santa Monica, residential treatment for women with addictions, $100,000

Siena Francis House, shelter and recovery programs, $709,169

Stephen Center, emergency shelter program, $100,000

The Bike Union Mentoring Project, apprentice program, $100,000

The Salvation Army, utility assistance, $80,000

The Simple Foundation, safe place to play and learn program, $426,959

Together Inc., rehousing and food programs, $250,000

Urban League of Nebraska, community coach enhancement program, $300,000

Visiting Nurse Association, maternal child community home visitation, $113,272

Whispering Roots, emergency food production and delivery, $200,000

Women’s Center for Advancement, housing, safety and mental health support, $385,000

YouTurn, violence prevention, $245,473

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