Do you have a passion for service and time to serve? Douglas County is actively seeking volunteers to fill eight board and commission vacancies.
The nine-member Douglas County Cultural Council has one vacancy in District III. Board members serve the citizenry of Douglas County by annually reviewing applications from eligible Tier III SCFD organizations requesting Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) funds. The Council also oversees the County’s public art program, Art Encounters, and works to help identify opportunities to strengthen the cultural vitality of Douglas County. The successful applicant must be available to meet on the second Tuesday evening of each month and be willing to commit to a three-year term.
The Historic Preservation Board has vacancies in Districts I and III. Members conduct research on historic resources in the County, advise property owners on methods for preserving sites and artifacts and make recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners regarding zoning and building issues related to historic resources. Ideal candidates would have a background in planning, architecture history or archaeology and be available to meet quarterly.
The Parks Advisory Board has vacancies in Districts I and III. Board members advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the disbursement of funds from the Open Space Land, Trails and Parks Sales Tax Fund and the selection of land to be acquired, maintained or developed for use by the citizens of Douglas County. Applicants should have related expertise in landscape architecture, recreation or parks management and management of public funds and be available to meet the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
The Human Services Citizen Review Panel has one vacancy in District III. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners as required by State Law to help resolve grievances concerning the conduct of the Douglas County Department of Human Services. Successful applicants must be a representative of the community, have professional or personal knowledge and experience with children and not be an employee or agent of the State or County Department of Human Services. All meetings are confidential and held as needed.
The Douglas County Fair Board has two vacancies. The Board is comprised of 21 members who organize and oversee the annual Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, including 4-H support. Ideal board applicants would be passionate and knowledgeable about agriculture and western heritage along with having a background in event management, accounting and/or a strong network of resources helpful to the production of a large-scale community event. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Board members will additionally participate in two committees that meet twice per month. Committees include marketing, entertainment, rodeo, guest services, Junior Livestock Sale and show management.
Districts refer to County Commissioner representation districts. View a map.
Applications for all vacancies will be accepted through Thursday, Sept. 15.