The board of the Omaha Public Power District has approved a plan to redraw the board's election districts.
The redistricting, approved Thursday as an amendment to the district's charter, is the result of legislation carried last session by State Sen. John Murante of Gretna.
The Nebraska Public Power Board still needs to approve the plan, OPPD spokesman Mike Jones said.
Currently, five members are elected to the eight-member board from a single Omaha district.
The redistricting plan splits the Omaha district into five districts of roughly equal population. The northern, southern and suburban districts also were adjusted to ensure a roughly equal population, Jones said.
As proposed, representation of the newly drawn districts would look like this:
» District 1: Del Weber of Omaha
» District 2: Anne McGuire of Omaha
» District 3: Tim Gay of Papillion
» District 4: Fred Ulrich of Louisville
» District 5: John Green of Omaha
» District 6: Thomas Barrett of Omaha
» District 7: Michael Mines of Blair
» District 8: Michael Cavanaugh of Omaha
Weber, McGuire and Gay would be up for re-election next year within the new boundaries. Ulrich and Green are up in 2016; Barrett, Mines and Cavanaugh in 2018.