Roger Garcia

District 4, Roger Garcia

Roger Garcia was born in Los Angeles and then grew up in small-town Nebraska since his elementary school days. He is the proud son of first generation immigrant parents with roots in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Garcia holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and Latino/Latin American studies, a master's in public administration, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology.

While at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Garcia became involved in a wide array of leadership opportunities, culminating with the achievement of the Senior Vice Chancellor's Leadership Award and the Student Leader of the Year award.

Since moving to Omaha in 2005, he has actively engaged in civic activities and community organizations, such as the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Family Violence Council, the Women's Center for Advancement, and Justice for Our Neighbors-Nebraska. For his active community involvement, Garcia has been selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans of 2015, otherwise known as the prestigious TOYO award.

Professionally, Garcia has been working in the nonprofit and public sector for over 10 years, recently concluding a tenure as executive director of El Centro de las Americas in Lincoln, NE and now serving as the executive director of Centro Latino of Council Bluffs, Iowa. He also currently serves within public office as a member of the Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors since 2013.