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.