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Downtown Improvement District to Hold Board Elections

 

The Omaha Downtown Improvement District Association (DID) is posting notice on its website that it will conduct a District-wide election to fill eight (8) vacant board terms. The vacant terms run from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2023.

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.

Included online with the Notice of Election, eligible candidates can obtain a Board Candidate Application form. Persons interested in becoming members of the DID Board of Directors should return the candidate application forms to the DID office by October 1, 2018. Applications can also be mailed to: Omaha Downtown Improvement District, 1620 Dodge, #140, Omaha NE  68102 or emailed to Christina@omahadowntown.org.

Of the eight (8) vacancies, two (2) 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.

Omaha DID Map

Voting will begin and ballots will be available to District residents, business tenants, and property owners on October 31, 2018.Ballots will be mailed out or can be obtained at either the Omaha City Clerk’s Office or the DID office. Voters must return ballots in a specially marked envelope to Omaha City Clerk’s Office no later than 10 AM on January 31, 2019. 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, 2019.

Further information about the Omaha Downtown Improvement District election is available on the district’s website, or from Elizabeth Butler, City Clerk (402-444-5550).

Questions: Contact Christina@Omahadowntown.org

 

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