CES Engages with Oberlin City Council

April 8, 2024

The City of Oberlin is just one hour off Interstate Highway 70 (I-70) in Western Kansas. Located in Decatur County, it has a population of over 1,500 residents and hosts a decent-sized agribusiness, retail, and energy economy. The city also has a rich history and hosts tourist attractions like the Last Indian Raid Museum, the Czech Museum, and lots of antique stores.

Recently, I was in the City of Oberlin to engage with Mayor Christopher Kaiser and the Oberlin City Council. During my visit, I listened to stakeholders and learned of some ways Nex-Tech could support the community. I also had a good conversation with the previous City Mayor Garret McDougal, and Decatur County Sheriff David Wachendorfer; both explained the need for a Nex-Tech fiber network in the community. I strongly agree. My response, to both of them and other community members was “I hear you, Nex-Tech hears you, and you will hear back from us soon”.

Nex-Tech is currently building fiber networks in the rural parts of Oberlin.

Friday Otuya

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Friday Otuya
Community Engagement Specialist

Friday Otuya /əoTU:ya:/ drives our multifaceted community economic development efforts and is the Nex-Tech contact for all our loan and grant programs. His vision is to position Nex-Tech as the community economic development partner of choice in Kansas for federal, state, and local stakeholders.  He lives with his wife and son in Hays, KS.

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