City Council

Council Members

Maureen Konwinski - Ward I

Maureen Konwinski


  • Scotus Central Catholic High School, Columbus, NE, 1966
  • Bachelor Degree, 1970, Creighton University, Omaha
  • Masters Degree, 1986, University of NE at Omaha
  • Post Masters work in International Baccalaureate

Biographical info:

Maureen has lived in Ralston since 1975. She has three children - Todd, Kelly Anderson, and Erin - and one granddaughter, Joella. Maureen taught at Millard North High School. Maureen has served on the boards of the Ralston Soccer Club and the Ralston After School Program. She serves on the Ralston Community Redevelopment Authority and is a member of St. Gerald's Catholic church.


Lee Fideline - Ward II

Lee Fideline

Craig Alberhasky - Ward III

Craig Alberhasky


  • B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

Biographical info:

Craig served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from Avaya in 2001. He was awarded two U.S. patents. He is a current and founding Board Member of the Ralston Community Foundation. He has been the Ward III councilman since 2002 and is a parishioner at St. Gerald Catholic Church.


Jerry Krause - Ward IV

Jerry Krause


  • Omaha South High School, 1963
  • BS Degree, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • MBA Degree, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Biographical info:

Jerry and his wife Meg have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. He serves on the Ralston Community Foundation and has been the President of the Ralston Council and the Ralston Wiebe Foundation for several years. Retired after 34 years at OPPD, his hobbies include golf, sports, and babysitting.


Richard Onken - Ward V

Richard Onken


  • Kuemper High School, Carroll, IA, 1960
  • BS degree, 1964, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Biographical info:

A Ralston resident since 1968, Rich and Lee have 3 children - Laurie, Rick and Chris - and 8 grandchildren. He is a member and lector at St. Gerald Catholic Church. He volunteers with Habitat for Humanity building houses. For 2010, he is President of the City Council and the Wiebe Ralston Foundation. He previously served on the Ralston Planning commission for many years. Rich retired 12/31/04 after 39 years with Central States Health & Life Co. of Omaha. Hobbies include physical fitness, biking, reading, gardening, and yard work.


Ben Preis - Ward VI

Ben Preis



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