Board of
directors

Board of
directors

Board of
directors

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Who we are

Our parent subsidiary, Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. is a provider established in Stratton, Nebraska specializing in non-emergency medical transport. We exist to facilitate community services either directly (Hitch & Hay) or indirectly (Little Village Daycare). We are committed to not only filling the needs in our community but also helping our community grow. 

Our Board of Directors meet bi-monthly to identify opportunities to promote local business, people and services. This includes identifying how we as a community can ensure small businesses thrive. This includes providing discounted or free rent to startup businesses in an effort to help them get off the ground or identifying future programs we can develop to better support those local businesses and people. 

Who We Are

Our parent subsidiary, Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. is a provider established in Stratton, Nebraska specializing in non-emergency medical transport. We exist to facilitate community services either directly (Hitch & Hay) or indirectly (Little Village Daycare). We are committed to not only filling the needs in our community but also helping our community grow. 

Our Board of Directors meet bi-monthly to identify opportunities to promote local business, people and services. This includes identifying how we as a community can ensure small businesses thrive. This includes providing discounted or free rent to startup businesses in an effort to help them get off the ground or identifying future programs we can develop to better support those local businesses and people. 

Our Board of Directors

Tyler Thiessen

Board Member

Tyler began his role as Director for Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3) in 2017, which is the non-profit organization that oversees Grandview Community & Events Center and Hitch & Hay Public Transit…

Keta Rinne

Co-Director

Keta started working as the Director of Little Village Daycare in 2019 that is housed within the Grandview Community & Events Center and Hitch & Hay Public Transit offices. Keta joined the Board of Directors for Stratton Industrial…

Bill Zahl

President
(Board of Directors)

Bill is a founding member of Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3), which was formed in 1981. Bill is a community visionary and has helped numerous local businesses through his previous role in banking, management…

Marci Sis

Secretary
(Board of Directors)

Marci joined the Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3) Board of Directors in 2012 and offers much support and enthusiasm for the work we do.Her extensive knowledge of finance and banking make…

Our Board of Directors

Tyler Thiessen

Tyler began his role as Director for Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3) in 2017, which is the non-profit organization that oversees Grandview Community & Events Center and Hitch & Hay Public Transit. Tyler provides vision for the organization and works to utilize the facilities while growing service opportunities for their area of southwest Nebraska. Tyler is passionate about providing opportunities for residents of southwest Nebraska whether it be through transportation, housing, or commercial space for upstart businesses. When not at work, Tyler is busy as a husband and father of three young men, chaplain associate at a local hospital, and part-time student.

Bill Zahl

Bill is a founding member of Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3), which was formed in 1981. Bill is a community visionary and has helped numerous local businesses through his previous role in banking, management, and collaboration. Bill provides wisdom and guidance as the organization has navigated the sometimes choppy waters of the nonprofit world, and is a calming presence for his fellow board members and employees of the organization. In retirement, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, four adult children, and grandchildren. Bill is an outdoor enthusiast and is involved in several community organizations.

Keta Rinne

Keta started working as the Director of Little Village Daycare in 2019 that is housed within the Grandview Community & Events Center and Hitch & Hay Public Transit offices. Keta joined the Board of Directors for Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3) that oversees Grandview Community & Events Center and Hitch & Hay Public Transit in July of 2021. After joining the board, Keta accepted a part-time position as Assistant Director of transit services. Keta wears many hats with transit and the little ones she cares for, but brings a sense of humor, creativity, and flexibility to her role. When not in the building in some capacity, Keta is on the go with three very active teenagers at home.

Marci Sis

Marci joined the Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3) Board of Directors in 2012 and offers much support and enthusiasm for the work we do. Her extensive knowledge of finance and banking make her an indispensable asset to the organization. Marci is a native to the area and works for MNB Bank, which is a generous supporter of southwest Nebraska communities. Marci and her husband operate a fourth-generation farm/ranch and have four active children running around the ranch.

Tyler Thiessen

Board Member

Tyler began his role as Director for Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3) in 2017, which is the non-profit organization that oversees Grandview Community & Events Center and Hitch & Hay Public Transit. Tyler provides vision for the organization and works to utilize the facilities while growing service opportunities for their area of southwest Nebraska. Tyler is passionate about providing opportunities for residents of southwest Nebraska whether it be through transportation, housing, or commercial space for upstart businesses. When not at work, Tyler is busy as a husband and father of three young men, chaplain associate at a local hospital, and part-time student.

Keta Rinne

Co-Director

Keta started working as the Director of Little Village Daycare in 2019 that is housed within the Grandview Community & Events Center and Hitch & Hay Public Transit offices. Keta joined the Board of Directors for Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3) that oversees Grandview Community & Events Center and Hitch & Hay Public Transit in July of 2021. After joining the board, Keta accepted a part-time position as Assistant Director of transit services. Keta wears many hats with transit and the little ones she cares for, but brings a sense of humor, creativity, and flexibility to her role. When not in the building in some capacity, Keta is on the go with three very active teenagers at home.

Bill Zahl

President (Board of Directors)

Bill is a founding member of Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3), which was formed in 1981. Bill is a community visionary and has helped numerous local businesses through his previous role in banking, management, and collaboration. Bill provides wisdom and guidance as the organization has navigated the sometimes choppy waters of the nonprofit world, and is a calming presence for his fellow board members and employees of the organization. In retirement, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife, four adult children, and grandchildren. Bill is an outdoor enthusiast and is involved in several community organizations.

Marci Sis

Secretary (Board of Directors)

Marci joined the Stratton Industrial Commission, Inc. (501c3) Board of Directors in 2012 and offers much support and enthusiasm for the work we do. Her extensive knowledge of finance and banking make her an indispensable asset to the organization. Marci is a native to the area and works for MNB Bank, which is a generous supporter of southwest Nebraska communities. Marci and her husband operate a fourth-generation farm/ranch and have four active children running around the ranch.