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Board Name Statute Length of Term # of Appointees Requirements Website
Audit Committee N/A 3 years with up to 2 consecutive renewal periods 4 + County Board Chair or designee

External members shall have financial experience and hold a professional certification. At least one member must have governmental experience and two members must be from either the corporate or educational community.


Board of Health 71-1630 3 years 9

(a) One member of the County Board; (b) one dentist; (c) one physician; and (d) six public-spirited men or women interested in the health of the community.


Douglas County Health Department
City Planning Commission 14-373.02 14-373 5 years 1

County Board appoints one member; member must reside outside city limits.


2015 Planning Board
County Planning Commission 23-114.01 3 years 9

A majority (five) of the nine member commission shall live in the County's SIDs and unincorporated areas. The remaining four members can reside in the cities and villages of Douglas County, including Omaha.


Douglas County Environmental Services Planning Commission
Douglas Housing Authority 71-1572 71-1594 5 years 7

Must be a Douglas County resident and no more than 3 members of the county housing authority shall be residents of a single incorporated community within the county. One member must also be a resident.


Douglas County Housing Authority
Extension Board Interlocal Agreement 3 years 7

One member from each district within Douglas County.


Douglas and Sarpy Extension Office
Veterans Service Committee 80-101 5 years 5

Members must be made from a list of eligible veterans recommended by the recognized veterans organizations within the county.


Douglas County Veterans' Service Office
Visitors Promotion Council 81-3717 4 years 7

The committee shall consist of seven members appointed by the governing body of the county. At least two but no more than three members of the committee shall be in the hotel industry.


Zoning Board of Adjustment 23-168.01 3 years 5

The board of adjustment which shall consist of five members, plus one additional member designated as an alternate who shall attend and serve only when one of the regular members is unable to attend for any reason. Members cannot be a county board member.


Douglas County Environmental Services Board of Adjustment

Any member of the public interested in being appointed to a Douglas County Board or Committee should contact Karen Cole at the Douglas County Commissioner's office at 402-444-6428.

For more information, review the Application Policy. To apply for a vacancy, please complete an Appointment Application.



Visitors Promotion Council has one vacancy. Applicants must be from the hotel industry in Douglas County. Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2019. (3/14/19)

Zoning Board: Two vacancies (one vacancy being the Alternate position) (12/13/17). 


Board of County Commissioners
Omaha-Douglas Civic Center
1819 Farnam, LC2
Omaha, NE 68183  

402.444.7025 (office)


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