Downtown Improvement District to Hold Board Elections
The Omaha Downtown Improvement District Association (DID) will conduct a District-wide election to fill nine (9) expired board terms. The vacant terms run for 4 years from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2025.
The DID was established in 2007 with the mission statement to support, preserve, create and enhance a clean, green, safe and active, competitive and thriving Downtown Omaha that attracts and retains businesses, employees, residents and visitors.
Of the nine (9) terms, three (3) must be filled with a resident of the District, two (2) must be a business tenant within the District, and four (4) must be a property owner (one (1) from each of the four wards). All of these will be for a 4-year term.
The DID boundaries are generally defined by the Missouri River on the east, 17th Street on the west, Leavenworth Street on the south, and Capitol Street on the north. The district also include includes the Rows at Soma, the Hilton Omaha, Century Link Center, and Lewis and Clark Landing. A specific map can be found on the website.
Voting will begin and ballots will be available to District residents, business tenants, and property owners on October 31, 2020. Ballots will be mailed out or can be obtained at either the Omaha City Clerk’s Office. Voters must return ballots in a specially marked envelope to Omaha City Clerk’s Office no later than 10 AM on January 31, 2021 or via email. The DID election will be supervised by the City of Omaha City Clerk, Elizabeth Butler, City Clerk (402-444-5550).
Results of the election will be released by February 15, 2021.