Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed Rhonda Lahm to become the next Director of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
Lahm, who is from Eagle, has an undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a masters from Doane College. She has worked in state government for 32 years; now serving as Records Manager for the Nebraska State Patrol.
Lahm will replace director Bev Neth, who will become CEO of the National Safety Council Nebraska in Omaha. Lahm’s first day on the job will be February 1st.
Heineman expects Lahm to continue the emphasis on technology that Neth started when she became director in 1999.
“My vision for the Department of Motor Vehicles and numerous state agencies is to continue to take advantage of technology. Our citizens want to be able to access services at a time convenient to them and that means greater use of technology and the Internet,” Heineman tells reporters.
Heineman says state government must become more convenient for its citizens.
“So, we’re going to continue to focus on that online access issue, particularly for younger people, but really across all ages now. People want the convenience of renewing their license online when they can and all the rest of the services that they are providing,” says Heineman.