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Roger Garcia

District 4, Roger Garcia

Roger Garcia was born in Los Angeles and then grew up in small-town Nebraska. He is the proud son of immigrant parents from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Garcia holds a Bachelor's in Psychology and Latino/Latin American Studies, a Master's in Public Administration, a Master’s in Theological Studies and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry.

Since moving to Omaha in 2005, he has actively been engaged in civics and community initiatives, serving as the board president of the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Family Violence Council, and serving on the boards of the Women's Center for Advancement and the Immigrant Legal Center. He was also the co-founder of the Metro Young Latino Professionals Association. For his active community involvement, Garcia was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans of 2015.

Professionally, Garcia has been working in the nonprofit and public sector for more than 15 years, previously having served as the executive director of El Centro de las Americas in Lincoln, Nebraska, and as the executive director of Centro Latino of Iowa. He currently serves as the Nebraska statewide director for the National Center for Families Learning, working to implement family literacy programs within multiple public schools across the State of Nebraska. He has also served as a member of the Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors since 2013.