A person smiling for the cameraDescription automatically generatedCongratulations to Dr. Bob Rauner on his selection as the 2020 Rotarian of the Year.  Bob has been a member for 9 years.  He serves as District Chair of Youth Exchange and actively promotes and coordinates Rotary #14’s involvement.  He has served on the Rotary #14  Board, contributes to the Rotary 14 Foundation, as well as the Rotary International Foundation and has made contributions to many club projects including birthday books, fines, and the Rise. Shine. Give fundraiser.  

Dr. Rauner is well known in Lincoln for a variety of things he’s done and is doing. 

  • He’s on the Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education and in that capacity was very helpful in guiding the Schools with their decision to have students work from home rather than return to school after their Spring break. 

  • He’s Chief Medical Officer of One-Health Nebraska.

  • He’s President of the nonprofit Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, working to improve wellness policies, conduct health research, and collaborate with community partners to improve the health of Lincoln and Lancaster County. 

  • Most recently, he published videos discussing the local status of the Covid-19 pandemic, offering suggestions and guidance to viewers. These videos, first posted in early March, have now had more than 100,000 views.

Rauner joins a distinguished group of past award recipients: Jennifer Brinkman, Klaus Hartmann, Mike Wortman, JoAnne Kissel, James Griesen, Sharon Wherry, and Allen Beermann.

Rauner received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1995. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy from The Johns Hopkins University.