County Commissioner Vacancy (Apply Here)

Sarpy County

County Commissioner Vacancy (Apply Here)

January 02, 2019

Brian Zuger, County Commissioner District 3, has resigned his seat (effective January 2, 2019) after being elected to serve as Sarpy County Treasurer.  Pursuant to Nebraska Rev. Statute 32-567, his successor is to be chosen by the County Attorney, County Clerk and County Treasurer. Such vacancy is to be filled within 45 days of the occurrence of the vacancy.

The Sarpy County Board and Board of Equalization meet most Tuesday afternoons at 3 p.m. and attend various additional meetings as required.

Minimum qualifications for the position are that the applicant:

  1. Must reside within the boundaries of Commissioner District #3: (Click for map of Commissioner Districts)
  2. Must be a citizen of the United States.
  3. Must be a registered voter within Commissioner District #3.

The appointed person will serve until December 31, 2020, and candidates wanting to be elected into the seat will have to be on the election ballot in November 2020 for January 2021. If the appointed person wishes to continue to serve on the Board, he or she would have to run for election. 

Interested individuals are asked to submit an application/release form to the Sarpy County Clerk, Attention: Board Secretary, 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion, NE 68046, by the close of business, 4:45 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Click here to download the application/release form.

A public meeting will be convened at 9 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2019, for the purpose of interviewing applicants and appointing the new commissioner for District 3. 
For Additional Information Contact:
                        Lee Polikov, Sarpy County Attorney             593-2230
                        Deb Houghtaling, Sarpy County Clerk          593-4155
                        Brian Zuger, Sarpy County Treasurer            593-2138

About the Board of Commissioners

Sarpy County is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners who set the policies and tax levies for Sarpy County. The County is divided into five commissioner districts; each represented by a resident elected from that district to serve a four year term of office.  The current Board of Commissioners are as follows:
District 1 – Don Kelly, Chairman  (Vice Chair to be determined)
District 2 – David Klug
District 3 – Vacant (position to be appointed)
District 4 – Gary Mixan
District 5 – Jim Warren

Summary of Board Duties and Responsibilities
Members of the Board of Commissioners are collectively responsible for establishing policy, adopting an annual budget, and providing vision and goals to the Administrator(s).  The following outline is a brief description of the various duties of Board Members.  The description is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather it is an effort to summarize the primary responsibilities of the Board.

Establish Policy

  • Adopt goals and objectives
  • Establish priorities
  • Approve/amend the operating and capital budgets
  • Approve contracts
  • Adopt resolutions

Supervision of Administration

  • Hire the County Administrator
  • Evaluate the performance of the Administrator

Provide Public Leadership

  • Promote representative governance
  • Mediate conflicting interests while building a consensus
  • Communicate the County’s vision and goals to taxpayers
  • Represent the County’s interest at regional, county, state, and federal levels
  • Study county issues/problems and review alternatives
  • Determine best course of public policy

Board Meetings & Time Commitment
Board Meetings are scheduled every Tuesday at 3 p.m.  Meetings typically last between 1 hour and 2.25 hours.  Other time commitments may include liaison assignments, local group meetings and various executive meetings, special meetings and training events.

Board members are compensated $26,095 annually.

Commissioner Appointment Application