About Tammy

Tammy Ward is a hard-working advocate for Lincoln. As a member of the Lincoln City Council, she will use her experience and expertise in bringing people together to find bipartisan solutions to assure continued growth and prosperity for all Lincolnites.

Tammy has spent the majority of her successful three-decade career making people’s lives better through public service. Tammy is a determined negotiator and liaison, whose experiences lies in working for and with public officials, constituents, neighborhoods, and communities on the local, state, and federal government level.

Tammy is seeking representation of the northwest Lincoln City Council district and would be honored to serve her neighbors.

Tammy's Career

Tammy is President of Tammy J. Ward, LLC, providing advocacy training, community outreach and project management to a variety of clients representing seniors, veterans, and children.

She is the Vice Chair of the Lincoln Electric System Board of Directors (LES), serves on University of Nebraska President Hank Bound’s Advisory Council, and is a Board member for Lincoln’s Downtown Rotary Club #14.

Prior to starting her own business, Tammy served as the former Executive Director of the Seniors Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County. There she helped lead the development team that successfully persuaded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to select the Lincoln VA campus as the site for the new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) after nearly a seven-year search.

She was also a former Congressional staffer in the United States Senate, where she was the District Manager in the Lincoln office, responsible for office management and staff supervision and overseeing constituent services and outreach. She served in the Lincoln Mayor’s Office, the Nebraska Governor’s Office, the Nebraska Legislature, and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.  

Activities & Accomplishments

  • Lincoln Downtown Rotary Club #14, Board Member
  • Lincoln South Salt Creek Neighborhood Association, Past President
  • Nebraska Health Care Association, Governmental Affairs Committee
  • LeadingAge, National Home Health Task Force
  • The Green House Project, National Government Relations Committee
  • Lincoln Electric System, Board of Directors, Vice Chair
  • Tabitha Health Care, former Director of Mission Development and Advocacy
  • Nebraska State Stroke Association, Board Member
  • Coalition Older Adult Health Promotion (COAHP)
  • MBA Executive Advisory Network, past Board Member
  • Friends of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, Board Member
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln, President's Advisory Council
  • Seniors Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County, former Executive Director
  • United States Senator Ben Nelson, former District Manager