WELCOME FROM MAYOR DARIN EGR
As Mayor of this wonderful town, I would like to welcome you to the City of Yutan’s website and to our community as a whole. As someone who was born and raised in Yutan, I can personally attest that Yutan is a truly remarkable place to grow up, and I am proud to have met my beautiful wife, Susie, here and to raise our three amazing children (Lexi, Maddie, and Oliver) in the same community we are both from. Because I believe that it is important for community members to have a voice in their local government, I made the decision to serve on the very first city council in 1998 when Yutan transitioned from a village to a city. I served as a councilmember for another four-year term beginning December of 2010. I had the honor of taking office as Mayor of Yutan in December of 2014.
As Mayor and as a deeply rooted member of the community, my vision for Yutan is one I believe to be shared by our population at large: a clean, safe city that provides a high standard of living for residents of all ages. To me, this means having up-to-date parks for our youth to enjoy, employing an effective police force to protect our residents as well as guests of the City, creating opportunities for economic growth, and sustaining public infrastructure to support a growing population, allowing more individuals and families to join our community. In my years on the Yutan City Council and as Mayor, I have strived continuously to improve the efficiency of each City department, operating with a fiscal responsibility that our taxpayers deserve, and I will continue to do so in future years of service. Thank you for taking the time to research our community, and welcome to Yutan!
The City of Yutan is committed to providing a safe, convenient, and close-knit community for our citizens. We achieve this ideal by continually striving to build a strong economic base with opportunities for small local businesses to thrive, by adding and improving upon our parks and playgrounds, and by maintaining a strong police force. In Yutan, members of the community look out for each other and are always willing to lend a helping hand. We welcome you to be a part of our growing community.
When the Omaha and Republican Railroad (now Union Pacific) extended its line from Valley to Lincoln, it was decided that a village named Clear Creek would be platted where Yutan currently stands. Due to confusion with Clearwater, Nebraska, the village’s name was changed on June 6, 1884, to Yutan, in memory of Chief Itan, of the Oto-Missouri Indians who had an encampment southeast of Yutan until 1835. Yutan was originally settled by predominantly German and Swiss immigrants who homesteaded farms in the area after the Civil War. On December 30, 1997, the Village of Yutan was proclaimed a City of the Second Class. The first Mayor took office on June 16, 1998, along with the first City Council.