Downtown Improvement District to Hold Board Elections
The Omaha Downtown Improvement District Association will conduct a District-wide election to fill eleven (11) expired or vacant board terms. The vacant terms run for 4 years from April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2027 unless otherwise indicated.
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 eleven (11) seats, three (3) must be filled with a resident of the District with one being a 2-year term vacant seat, three (3) must be a business tenant within the District, and five (5) must be a property owner (one (1) from each of the four wards with an additional 2-year vacant seat in Ward 3).
Please note that board meetings are on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at RDG Planning & Design (13th & Howard). Attandance is require.
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, 2022.
Voting will look different this year as we will be using the easy and secure Election Buddy platform. Voters will be mailed a postcard with a specific voter verification code to use that will take them to their ballot online. Personal voting keys are created and can only be used once. Votes are confidential and cannot be seen by others. Voters can still request a paper ballot to be mailed by contacting the Omaha City Clerk’s Office (402-444-5550).
Voters must vote online or mail in requested paper ballot in a specially marked envelope to Omaha City Clerk’s Office no later than 10 AM on January 31, 2023. The DID election will be supervised by the City of Omaha City Clerk, Elizabeth Butler.
Results of the election will be released by February 15, 2023.