Dick Campbell, shown lobbying the City Council to put the arena on the ballot in 2010, has been instrumental in many big initiatives in Lincoln, most recently the vote to raise the sales tax to finance new fire stations and an emergency radio system. Campbell is a member of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission.
He and his family developed Village Gardens, a mixed-use development, and own Campbell's Nurseries and Garden Centers. In 2016, Campbell received the Kiwanis Club of Lincoln Award for Distinguished Service. He is former chairman of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and was a member of 2015 Vision.