*  Message from the Mayor  *

Residents of Grand Island:

People are asking me for locations in the city where coronavirus may be present.  On March 28, 2020, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services determined that we have confirmed cases of community spread of coronavirus in the city.  This means that we must assume that coronavirus is everywhere.  Please take extra precautions using this assumption.   Please keep at least 6 feet of space between you and other people, wash your hands regularly, and do not touch your face. 

Mayor Roger G. Steele

Mechanical Examining Board

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Grand Island Boards and Commissions

If you are interested in applying for a board position, please fill out the Boards and Commissions Appointment Application(PDF).

Mechanical Examining Board 

Section 18-17 of the Grand Island City Code establishes the duties of the Mechanical Examining Board.  The purpose of the Mechanical Examining Board shall be to establish standards and procedures for the qualification, examination, and licensing of master and journeymen gas fitters and shall issue an appropriate license to each person who meets the qualifications thereof and successfully passes the examination given by the Examining Board. 

The Mechanical Examining Board shall be comprised of seven members appointed annually by the Mayor and approved by a majority of the City Council.  The seven members shall consist of the following:  Chief Building Official or his/her designee; one member from the local gas company; one contracting master gas fitter; one member from the community; and three members which shall be either master gas fitters or journeymen gas fitters.

Meetings are held as needed in the late afternoons in the Building Department Conference Room at City hall.


Name Function Term Start Term Expiration
Luke Choyeski Local Gas Company 01/08/2019 12/31/2020
Loren Peterson Community Member 01/01/2001 12/31/2020
Rob Kayl Master Mechanical 12/19/2017 12/31/2020
Greg Geis Contracting Mechanical 12/22/2015 12/31/2020
Mike Myers Master Mechanical 07/25/2006 12/31/2020
Todd Bredthauer Journeyman Mechanical 07/25/2006 12/31/2020
Charles Taylor Ex-Officio 01/08/2019 12/31/2020
Craig Lewis Ex-Officio 12/31/2020