CDAA State Tax Credit Program Making a Splash in Beatrice
20 Aug 2020
Generating the support and funding to bring a community betterment project to fruition isn’t easy — splash pads included. But if anybody knows how it’s done, it’s Allen Grell.
Born and raised in Beatrice, Grell — retired after 32 years in the Army National Guard — has spent most of his life working as a public servant in one capacity or another. He’s sat on the city council. He served as Gage County Board Supervisor. He co-founded Beatrice’s Habitat for Humanity. He’s an active member of the local Sertoma Club. He was even the mayor from 1980-84.
“My family has always been active in trying to make Beatrice a better place to live,” Grell said. “I was raised with the understanding that if you’re going to be part of the community, you have to serve the community as well.”