This week’s “Meet the Director Monday” is Ashley Hansen. Ashley works at Auburn Agency Crop Insurance here in Auburn and has served on the Auburn Development Council for 3 years.
Ashley was born and raised just up the road in Nebraska City. In 2013 Ashley married the love of her life Klint. Shortly after they were married, they bought their dream house in Peru, NE where they are so happy to be able to call this place home. Ashley and Klint have two beautiful girls, Aubrynn and Alessondra aka Ali. In 2014 Ashley started her job at Auburn Agency Crop Insurance which quickly turned into a career. Shortly after starting work at Auburn Agency Crop, Ashley became enamored with everything agricultural and decided to pursue that passion. In 2017 she received her crop insurance agent license in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. She thoroughly enjoys working with farmers and ranchers and our local community. “It gives me a sense of true purpose.” she says.
Ashley joined the Auburn Development Council after graduating from Nemaha County Leadership #4. After the leadership class, Ashley felt the need and desire to be a part of the community, it was important to her especially since her children will grow up here in Auburn. Ashley said that she wants to be a voice for our rural community.
When asked the question; “What does being a member of ADC mean to you?” Ashley answered the following. “Community leadership and togetherness. I love to learn and connect with people. ADC gives me the ability to integrate my love, passion and career of agriculture with our city life.”
While there are many things Ashley enjoys about being on the Auburn Development Council, the relationships she has built are by far her favorite. “I admire the creativeness, special events and programs our team has put together to better the quality of life in Auburn.” says Ashley. When asked “Who is someone you look up to on the ADC Board?” “Kim Beger. She’s a great critical thinker, thoughtful, involved and connected. She knows so much about our community.”
Looking forward to the future of the Auburn Development Council she says she is excited for the continued growth of Auburn. “The growth of our community, quality of life, education, workforce, housing…bringing everyone closer together to establish a strong community because it’s not about you or me, it’s about us.”