Vision: Our vision is to be one of the elite Counties in the United States.
Mission: To respect and respond to Douglas County citizens and provide quality services in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Douglas County, incorporated in 1854, forms part of one of the nation's major metropolitan areas along the Missouri River, with Omaha as its largest city. The county has a broad-based economy with strong trade, service, and manufacturing sectors, with many corporations headquartered in the county. This is the major insurance and telemarketing center of the United States. The employment base is diverse and employment remains stable. Douglas County's unemployment rate has consistently remained below the state and national averages.
The county operates under the board of commissioners-administrator form of government. Policy making is vested in the Board of Commissioners, which consists of seven members.
Notice of General Election
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:30
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 4th day of November, 2014 at the usual polling places in the election precincts of Douglas County, Nebraska, a general election will be held. The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Said election will be for electing candidates for various offices. View full Announcement
Security Screening in the Omaha Douglas Civic Center
Thursday, 04 September 2014 09:48
Douglas County Board Places Bond Issue on November Ballot
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:19
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution placing a $25 million bond issue on the ballot.
If approved by voters, the bond would allow up to $25 million to be spent to pay for the cost of public safety communications facilities at 156th and Maple. The money also would provide for renovations and equipment to benefit other operations, including the County Treasurer and County Department of Environmental Services.
The board will tour the existing facilities , with future open houses expected prior to the election.
Resolution replaces one passed on July 27, and will allow the county to opt for new construction instead of renovations if that proves to be a more cost effective approach.
NOTICE OF OFFICES TO BE FILLED BY ELECTION, FILING DEADLINES
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:57
Statewide Gubernatorial General Election, November 4, 2014.
I, Dave Phipps, Douglas County Election Commissioner, hereby give notice of the offices to be filled by election that will appear on the 2014 General Election Ballot in Douglas County, Nebraska. Notice is also given that the filing deadlines for such offices are July 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for incumbents and August 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for non-incumbents. An incumbent is anyone serving in an elected office, even if he or she is filing for an office other than the one in which he or she is presently serving.View Announcement and list of Offices
9-1-1 Regionalization Feasibility Study
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:35
Feasibility study of 9-1-1 Regionalization. Click here for the report.