The newest member of the M.U.D. Board of Directors says his drive for details will help the utility be a good steward. Bob Sidzyik now represents Subdivision 7 after being elected to a six-year term. He takes over the seat vacated by longtime director Jack Frost, who did not seek reelection after 36 years on the board.
A south Omaha native, Bob attended St. Stanislaus, South High School and trade school at the Omaha Joint Electrical Apprentice Training Center. Currently Bob works for IBEW Local 22 as a membership development coordinator and says his experience working with unions will be helpful. “I have had many years dealing with the business end of negotiations and that experience should be helpful to push through the tough spots in settling disputes and contract sticking points.”
Bob said growing up with 10 siblings and a single mother guides his outlook, focusing on stopping little things from becoming big problems. He said, “I am aware of how significant rate hikes are to people’s budgets and the importance of people making a living wage. For those reasons, I am very interested in making a budget fit everyone’s needs.”
Bob is married with five children and is involved with several organizations outside of work, including volunteering for youth sports, fundraising for scholarships for students interested in the trades and rescuing dogs with Nebraska’s Animal Loving Advocates and the Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska.