Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul proudly announces Lynn M. Heng of Nebraska City as the new Administrative Programs Director for USDA Rural Development in Nebraska. Heng began his duties at the Rural Development State Office in Lincoln on November 3, 2013.
Heng is from a farm family in the Nebraska City area and a graduate of Lourdes Central Catholic High School there. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and also holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University at Mount Pleasant, MI.
Heng formerly was the Natural Resource Manager for the Missouri River Project Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha. He began his career as an intern at USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, serving in a variety of NRCS offices in Southeast Nebraska and as District Conservationist in the Omaha office. He also was general manager of the Nemaha Natural Resources District in Tecumseh, Nebraska from 1994 to 2002. He served as the first City Administrator for Nebraska City from 2002 to 2004.
Heng has been a member of the Nebraska Army National Guard since 1986 and served in the Balkans and Afghanistan on multiple deployments. He was a full time employee of the Guard as environmental program manager from 2005 to 2009. Col. Heng is currently director of Aviation and Safety at the Guard. He has been with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 2009, serving also as project manager for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study. He is an adjunct instructor at Peru State College, teaching supervisory skills and management.
He and his wife, Sharon, have four children and reside in Nebraska City.