Welcome Reception Planned for New Grand Island City Attorney

The following is a press release from the City of Grand Island:

Grand Island, Neb. – Mayor Jay Vavricek recently announced his recommendation of Robert Sivick as the next city attorney for the City of Grand Island. This recommendation to approve Sivick's appointment as the city attorney will be brought forward to the city council on June 14.

Citizens are invited to a welcome reception in his honor on Tuesday, June 14 from 6-6:45 p.m. in the city council chambers, 100 E. 1st St., prior to the regularly scheduled city council meeting.

The reception will give city council members and citizens the opportunity to meet and welcome Sivick to Grand Island.

Sivick graduated from the University of Pittsburg at Johnstown, Pa., with a bachelor's degree in history and political science. He attended law school at Creighton University School of Law and received a juris doctorate. Sivick is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association.

Sivick is currently serving as the village attorney for the village of Greely. Previous to this position, Sivick served as the county attorney for Howard County. He was in private practice for nearly 20 years before working for Howard County. During that time, Sivick served as a member of the Omaha City Council. Prior to his time as a city councilmember, Sivick served as a commissioner for the State of Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission.

Pending city council approval, Sivick's first day with the city will commence on Wednesday, June 15. His starting salary will be at step five, which is $94,141.22.

As city attorney, Sivick will develop, plan and implement department goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures, and monitor and interpret legislation impacting or affecting the city or its operations and activities.

The city attorney negotiates labor contracts with labor unions; drafts ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases and other legal documents; and assists in formulating proposed legislation for enactment by the state legislature in regard to matters of interest to the city.