City of Beatrice: Local Government
Mayor: Dennis Schuster
Mayor Dennis Schuster
City of Beatrice
205 N. 4th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
Thank you for making contact with us here in Beatrice, Nebraska, USA, through the Internet!
Our town of nearly 13,000 residents lies in a rural, Midwestern setting in southeast Nebraska. Life here still moves at a comfortable pace, the people are friendly and the overall quality of life is great! While we appreciate our rural setting, we also enjoy the amenities that come from being just 37 miles south of Lincoln, a metropolitan area which is also our state capital and where the University of Nebraska is located. A new, four-lane expressway connects us to Interstate 80 at Lincoln, and makes transportation easy and enjoyable.
Our residents exhibit a strong work ethic. Besides our location, this is one of the main reasons many manufacturers have recently opened or expanded facilities in our industrial parks. We have a fine airport facility with a 5,000 ft. runway, a new public library, a new senior citizens center, a community hospital and many fine health care facilities and clinics. We have a strong public school system which includes a new high school with a state-of-the-art performance center. We are home to Southeast Community College which has 1,000 students enrolled in a wide variety of educational areas. There are a number of recreational opportunities in our city which include ball fields for all ages, a great YMCA facility, beautiful parks and a new aquatic center. We enjoy our Homestead National Monument of America with its exhibits and demonstrations depicting the life of the first homesteaders. It is located just west of Beatrice and is a part of the National Park system.
We are proud of our advancements in many areas while being able to maintain our rural heritage. We are a progressive, small community and have developed telecommunications connectivity to meet the new information age and to make us a part of the electronics global village. We hope you enjoy our Worldwide Web site.