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
Monday, 17 April 2017 13:43
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 9th of May, 2017 in Douglas County, Nebraska, a general election will be held. All registered voters who reside within City of Omaha boundaries are eligible to vote in this election. Click here for full list of Offices and Candidates.
April is National County Government Month
Monday, 10 April 2017 08:55
April is National County Government Month, an annual celebration of county government and an opportunity to show that counties matter. The 2017 National Association of Counties (NACo) initiative is themed: "Brilliant Ideas at Work."
The nation’s 3,069 counties serve more than 300 million Americans and provide essential services to create healthy, safe, vibrant and economically resilient communities.
The goals of this year’s NACo initiative are to encourage counties to focus on innovative programs and services that will strengthen our communities.
Douglas County invests nearly $100 million annually in justice and public safety services to keep our community safe and secure by providing law enforcement, promoting crime prevention, administering justice, maintaining jail and detention facilities, operating ‘911’ emergency dispatch centers, initiating disaster management response and much more.
Douglas County also invests nearly $75 million annually to guard public health and promote the well-being of our residents, in part accomplished by health department programming, general assistance, and by operating our community mental health and long-term care facilities.
Take the time this month to learn more about the important role that counties play in well-being of our communities and to participate in county government awareness activities.
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:15
Click this Dashboard Link for a searchable database that allows you see how Douglas County spent its non-salary money during calendar year 2016. You can use the Expense Dashboard to search expenses by supplier (vendor) name, account description, organization description, payment amount, and other ways.
Douglas County 2017-18 Visitor Improvement Fund Grant Announcement
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:42
The Douglas County 2017-18 Visitor Improvement Fund Grant application is available. Applications are due April 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Click Here For Application.
Notice of Primary Election April 4, 2017
Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:40
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 4th of April, 2017 in Douglas County, Nebraska, a primary election will be held. All registered voters who reside within City of Omaha boundaries are eligible to vote in this election. The election will be conducted at the voters' usual polling places unless the voter is otherwise notified. The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Said election will be for nominating candidates for various offices. All races will not appear on every primary election ballot, as the candidates are nominated by specific subdivisions, districts, or wards. The following is a list of all offices and candidates that will appear on the primary ballots. View list
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