About Us

About One Omaha

Our Organization

One Omaha’s mission is to empower people where they live through education, training, and engagement to develop thriving neighborhoods.

We value inclusive participation in the growth of our communities and are passionate about enhancing the quality of life in our city. We benefit communities by addressing the lack of capacity in neighborhoods and helping them gain greater control of their own development. Our impact builds human, technical, and conceptual skills to sustain civic and community efforts to achieve a resident-led vision for neighborhoods throughout Omaha.

Our vision is to be the people’s resource for developing thriving neighborhoods in Omaha. 

In 2021, One Omaha became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Empowering people where they live

Our Impact

  • Engagement
  • Resources
  • Reinvestment
  • We provided free capacity-building support to 60 neighborhood and community groups in 2023
  • We increased the knowledge of Omaha residents by 29% regarding housing development and ways to take action at the neighborhood level 
  • Our team worked 189 hours in promotion and support of the Omaha Community Foundation’s neighborhood grants program, helping 48 groups with facilitation services including brainstorming, visioning sessions, budget planning, and technical application assistance
  • In 2023, we produced 30 blogs as educational resources for neighborhood leaders and community organizers, which were read 2,500 times
  • One Omaha staff presented 3 public testimonies to Omaha’s City Council supporting the Climate Action Plan, ensuring neighborhood environmental health and wellbeing concerns are represented at the municipal level.
  • By serving as a fiscal agent, One Omaha helped neighborhood groups receive $63,460 in grant funds in 2023
  • Between 2020 and 2023, One Omaha directly distributed $19,000 in mini-grant funds to 31 groups

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody."

— Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Our Team

Noelle Blood-Anderson

Communications Manager

Alex O'Hanlon

Engagement Manager

Kimara Snipes

Executive Director

Advisory Council

Juanita Johnson

North 24th Street Neighborhood Alliance

Mike Hohnstein

Southwest Omaha Neighborhood Alliance

Jen Bauer

South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance

Diana Failla

Midtown Neighborhood Alliance

Precious McKesson

North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance

Marianna Foral

City of Omaha

Board

Jay Kline

Stephen Osberg

Whittney Richardson

Julie Smith

Yesenia Valenzuela

Help us build stronger neighborhoods.

Your donation to One Omaha directly impacts the quality of life in Omaha, making our city a better place for everyone to live and thrive.