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BJ Van Velson

BJ Van Velson

BJ Van Velson has served on the Keith Co Chamber of Commerce board for over 2.5 years. She brings great experience to the board as she served as the executive director of the Brule Housing Authority for 32 years. 

BJ was born and raised on a farm south of Osceola, Nebraska which she now shares ownership with her brother and sister. After working a few years at the 1st National Bank in Osceola she moved to Ogallala to work in payroll at TRW. She moved to Brule 46 years ago which is her husband John's hometown. They raised 2 children and here and now have 3 grandsons in Sutherland. With retirement BJ enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in our community. She enjoys painting barn quilts and organizing barn quilt classes in Brule! 

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