A desire to contribute to future community development led Linda McDermitt to MCC's Board of Governors. As the District 1 representative through 2016, McDermitt's priorities are expanding MCC's class offerings and programs, keeping student costs down and upgrading MCC locations as needed.
As an MCC representative, McDermitt hopes to assist small businesses and particularly women small business owners. "Metropolitan Community College is a great place for the enhancement of small business," she said. "Small business women are constantly needing to retool their skills in leadership and new technology."
McDermitt is the owner of Linda McDermitt Life Insurance & Estate Planning and Fricke & Associates Inc. She has served as the President of the Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. She is also a past President and current board member for Professional Insurance Agents of Nebraska and Iowa. McDermitt graduated from the National College of Business in Rapid City, S.D.
McDermitt has two children; Dean McDermitt of Omaha and Debbie McDermitt of New York City. In her free time, McDermitt likes to travel and read. She and husband Bill Tyer live in West Omaha.