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Sharon Hambek retirement party

December 19,2012

Sharon Hambek Retires from Secretary of State’s Office

After nearly 12 years in the Secretary of State’s office, Sharon Hambek retired as youth services coordinator. She was honored with a party at the State Capitol on December 19, 2012.

Sharon was instrumental in planning and executing many events during her tenure. She worked with teachers across the state as part of the Student Vote, Youth Election Service and Honor a Veteran programs sponsored by the Secretary of State.

Sharon played a vital role as Capitol host for the annual high school foreign policy symposium known as Capitol Forum on America’s Future,  co-sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Secretary of State. She also acted as Capitol host for the NebraskaLAND Foundation annual Statehood Day Dinners for 11 years.

Along with Secretary Gale, Chris Sayre and David Seay, Sharon planned and coordinated the annual Statehood Day Birthday parties across the state celebrating Nebraska’s entry into the Union in 1867. She was one of the traveling crew that put on lively performances for 3,000 fourth and fifth graders during those tours.
In addition to coordinating these and other events, Sharon was most recently a key member of the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office during this presidential election year. This Division oversees the elections process for the state of Nebraska.

Sharon with other members of the Secretary of State’s elections team. Pictured (left to right) Becky Richter, Sharon Hambek, Becky Richter


Sharon with members of the Secretary of State’s business services office, Allyn Pella & Bess Boesiger

Sharon & Pat Shuman from the Building Division

Sharon & Marcie Stohlman, Executive Director of the NEBRASKAland Foundation

Sharon & Natalie Bacon of

Picture of plaque given by the Secretary of State’s office to Sharon, in recognition of her service to the state of Nebraska

Secretary of State John Gale & Sharon Hambek

Sec. Gale reads Governor Heineman’s proclamation making December 19, 2012 “Sharon Hambek Day”

Chris Sayre & Sharon. Chris was part of the traveling crew that put on the Statehood Birthday parties in Nebraska