City of Fremont Mayor, Scott Getzschman, Earns International Economic Development Council Achievement

City of Fremont Mayor, Scott Getzschman, Earns International Economic Development Council Achievement Main Photo

15 Sep 2020

Community News

Greater Fremont Development Council (GFDC) would like to join the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in congratulating City of Fremont’s Mayor, Scott Getzschman, in earning the IEDC Leadership Award for Public Service. This award recognizes an elected official who has served as a committed advocate for economic development for at least 10 years in the public sector and has demonstrated sustained and effective efforts to mobilize community groups and industry leaders. Alongside the nomination came a great deal of letters of support showcasing Mayor Getzschman’s dedication to his community.

Mayor Scott Getzschman has served the City of Fremont, Nebraska in an elected leadership capacity for over 15 years, and the City of Fremont and its growth trajectory has forever changed for the better because of his love for his community, strong leadership skills, and commitment to economic development. Governor Pete Ricketts states, “Mayor Getzschman is passionate about Nebraska’s growth and has continually given back to the community through his work in government, his private business, and his nonprofit work. He is a man of honesty, integrity, tremendous work ethic and is a natural leader.” As a small business owner, Mayor Getzschman brings a strong understanding of the importance of supporting the growth opportunities of existing businesses to his role as a public leader.

US Senator Ben Sasse shared, “Scott is a leader in every sense – he works hard for the greater good while keeping the individual citizen firmly in mind and he doesn’t shy away from tough decisions, all while maintaining a special brand of honesty and humility.” Since taking office in 2010, Mayor Getzschman has worked intentionally and collaboratively to ensure a future of forward progress for Fremont.

Mayor Getzschman will be receiving this honor during IEDC’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, October 13-16.

On behalf of the GFDC Investors, Board of Directors and staff, we would like to again congratulate Mayor Getzschman for this very deserving award and thank him for his dedication to not only GFDC, but also to the growth of Fremont.

For more information or questions, please contact Garry Clark, GFDC President & CEO, at or Kelly Gentrup, GFDC Director of Quality of Life, at