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Chris Rodgers
District 3
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Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 6th of November, 2018 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 Notice

The 2018-2019 North Omaha Historical Grant application is available. Applications are due October 22, 2018, at 4:00 pm. Click here for the application and follow the submission instructions found on the application.

The North Omaha Historical Grant Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Love’s Jazz and Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St., Omaha, NE.

The public hearing will be held to receive public comment on grant proposals that showcase important historical aspects of defined areas within north Omaha or assist with the reduction of street and gang violence in defined areas of north Omaha.

The grant application will be available Sept. 17, 2018, online and at the public hearing. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at 4 p.m.

A public hearing for the proposed Douglas County Comprehensive Land Use Development Plan, a policy document that guides development, will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2018 during the Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting. The meeting is held in the Legislative Chambers of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam St., Omaha, NE.  

Click here to view the entire Douglas County Comprehensive Land Use Development Plan. 

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The South Omaha Historical Grant Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the South Omaha Library, 2808 Q Street, Omaha, NE.

The public hearing will be held to receive public comment on grant proposals that showcase important historical aspects of defined areas within South Omaha or assist with the reduction of street and gang violence in defined areas of South Omaha.

The grant application will be available September 19, 2018, online and at the public hearing. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

 


A'Jamal ByndonA’Jamal Byndon, a longtime advocate of social justice, poverty reduction and serving those in need in the Omaha area, starts with Douglas County on Feb. 26, 2018 as the county’s first Disproportionate Minority Contact and Compliance Coordinator.

Byndon, who most recently worked for PromiseShip (formerly known as Nebraska Families Collaborative) as its Diversity and Community Initiatives Coordinator, has more than 34 years of experience in social services and improving race relations in the community. He was one of seven founding members of Omaha Table Talk, which fostered a better understanding of racial issues and experiences of many in Omaha.

“He has been dedicated to fairness in the juvenile justice system for a long time,” said Douglas County Commissioner Chris Rodgers. “I'm glad to have him on our team to help solve this issue. He brings a fearlessness and a tact to this that I respect and I look forward to working with him.”

In this new role for Douglas County, Byndon will collect and analyze data to assist in identifying factors that contribute to Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). He will also work with a variety of juvenile justice stakeholders and community members to guide and inform efforts leading to prevention and intervention strategies. Byndon will work with both law enforcement and judges to ensure proportional treatment for juveniles in the system.

“I’ve always wanted to work for the government as a change agent,” Byndon said. “My goal is to work with a coalition of different people to reduce the disproportionality of juveniles in the criminal justice system. We should not just throw the books at our kids. Many of these kids need mentoring, role models and institutions that support their families. We need to have some tough love and discipline, teach parenting skills to our families and get institutions and organizations to provide quality services to those in need.”

Fighting for social justice is a part of Byndon’s family history. His late mother, Lerlean N. Johnson, was one of seven women who sued Omaha Public Schools over segregation in the early 1970s and won. Byndon also served two years in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa.

“Social justice is in my DNA,” Byndon said. “My whole career has been about serving others and I’m looking forward to this next chapter.”