Erin Feichtinger – 2022 Milo Mumgaard Emerging Leader Award

Erin Feichtinger

On October 6, Nebraska Appleseed will gather again to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations who have stood up for justice and opportunity for all during the 2022 Good Apple Awards. We are proud to recognize this year’s honorees.

The Milo Mumgaard Emerging Leader Award, named after Appleseed’s founding executive director, recognizes emerging leaders who have a vision for the best of what Nebraska can be and, through initiative, hard work, and dedication, are pushing to make their vision a reality.

“Erin provides an example of leadership that is simultaneously impressive and relatable. She keeps her fight in the open. Not to get recognition or applause, but so that everyone can see how she does it and learn from it.” – Vic Klafter, Campaigns Organizer

Erin Feichtinger has worked on policy to increase housing security, food security, and economic security at both the local and state level, including several successful policy initiatives such as Omaha’s Rental Registration and Proactive Inspection Ordinance, legislation increasing tenant protections and access to justice, increasing access to SNAP, and affordable childcare. Her most recent efforts to secure federal funding for rental assistance and legal representation for tenants in eviction court has resulted in increased housing stability for all Nebraskans.

“Erin not only has a brilliant strategic mind, but she throws all of herself into fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. She is passionate for standing up for the rights of all and is an incredibly effective advocate. Appleseed is lucky to have a partner like Erin in our work!” – Katie Pitts, State Policy Director 

Erin Feichtinger is the Policy Director at the Women’s Fund of Omaha, having previously worked at Together as Director of Policy and Advocacy.
Join us in celebrating Erin at the 2022 Good Apple Awards on October 6, 2022 or make a donation in honor of this year’s honorees. For more information, contact Drew Duncan at

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