Cheryl Brandenburgh


Cheryl Brandenburgh is a Certified Economic Developer and a Certified Financial Planner, which aids in the future development of Schuyler, NE.  Cheryl has served on economic development national boards, as well as state and regional boards during her economic development positions.  Cheryl is focused on Downtown Redevelopment (Schuyler’s Historic Downtown), retention of existing business, entrepreneurial and leadership development.  If you have any questions about business programs, loans or incentives in Schuyler, your first stop is Schuyler Community Development.  

Brian Bywater

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Prior to becoming Community Housing Specialist, Brian spent 20 years in the banking industry with experience in Bankcard telemarketing, credit and collections, as well as consumer, commercial, agricultural and residential mortgage lending.


Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and History from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, and holds an MBA from Bellevue University.  He is also a 2016 graduate of the Heartland Economic Development Course.


Brian is married to Christina who is a receptionist with Pinnacle Bank-Schuyler, and they are the parents of two sons, Connor (19), who is a sophomore at the University of Kansas majoring in Aerospace Engineering, and Gavin (15), who is a sophomore at Schuyler Central High School.

Brian Bywater is the Community Housing Specialist with Schuyler Community Development, a 501(c)(3) located in Schuyler, Nebraska, and has been in this role since October 2014.  The Community Housing Specialist position was created to place a full-time focus on growing Schuyler’s housing stock, and exists through a partnership between, local government and business sources to build capacity through facilitating accelerated expansion of new housing construction, to continue upgrading overall quality of existing housing stock, and to grow Schuyler’s property tax base.  To date, Brian is credited with helping establish 64 housing units in Schuyler, and increasing the municipal valuation 20.30% to $193,991,460.



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