Trending:

Skip Navigation
City of Omaha - Nebraska

City of OmahaOmaha, Nebraska

Text Size   - | +

(March 17, 2017)

At the end of the month, Omaha City Clerk Buster Brown will retire after 32 years, 20 as the Clerk.  

Papillion City Clerk Elizabeth Butler will replace Brown. A City Council committee considered 49 applicants for the position before selecting Butler.  "This is an important position in city government with responsibility for management of all public records," said Council President Ben Gray. "Eliza is exceptionally well-qualified to serve the city and its citizens well into the future."  Council members Aimee Melton and Pete Festersen served with Gray on the hiring committee.

Butler has worked as the Papillion City Clerk since 2009.   

Brown's first job with the City of Omaha was assistant to the City Council in 1983.  Two years later he became Deputy City Clerk, and in 1997, the City Council named him City Clerk.

Mayor Jean Stothert has worked with Brown since she was elected to the Omaha City Council. "When I was a brand new city council member nearly eight years ago, someone told me, If you need help, information, or want a straight answer on anything, just ask Buster. That turned out to be great advice," said Mayor Stothert. "Buster has been an excellent steward of the public business. He has always set a high standard of fairness, respect, ethics, honor and transparency."

One of the Clerk's most public roles is to lead the weekly City Council meeting. "Buster is probably one of the few people at City Hall who can recite city code, quote the city charter and knows Roberts Rules of Order cover to cover," said Mayor Stothert.  "We will all miss him."

News and Information

  • Libraries Offer Holiday Break Activities

    2018-12-13 21:00:46

    (December 13, 2018) Winter break from school is often highly anticipated by kids and teens and Omaha Public Library is the perfect place to spend the downtime! Keep young minds active and engaged by checking out bo ...

  • Street Policy Offers First-Time Innovative Option

    2018-12-13 20:54:18

    (December 13, 2018) A policy to provide new funding options for Street Improvement Districts (SIDs) has been developed and sent to the Omaha City Council for approval. The recommended policy includes funding sources for ...

  • Construction Begins on New Shelter to Improve Services ...

    2018-11-29 23:43:25

    (November 20, 2018) Construction is now underway on a new Siena/Francis House shelter designed to enhance service programming, improve security and provide a more dignified shelter within the Omaha community.   ...

  • B-Cycle To Add Dozens of Bike Stations

    2018-11-01 00:30:53

    (October 31, 2018) Heartland B-Cycle will expand next month, adding 34 new bike stations in 20 neighborhoods.  Mayor Jean Stothert and Heartland Bike Share Executive Director Ben Turner made the announcement today. ...

  • Crime Stoppers Offers New Reward

    2018-10-31 23:37:51

    (October 31, 2018) Omaha Crime Stoppers is now offering an enhanced reward to help get dangerous opioids and dealers off the streets of Omaha. A $5,000 Crime Stoppers reward will be paid for tips that lead to the arres ...

  • City Maintains High Bond Ratings

    2018-10-29 22:05:41

    (October 29, 2018) For the fifth year in a row,  Omaha’s bond rating will remain unchanged at one of the highest ratings possible from Moody's Investment Services and S&P Global. S&P Global assigned a AA ...

  • City Seeks Bids for Next Solid Waste Collection Contrac ...

    2018-10-24 18:08:57

    (October 24, 2018) After more than two years of study, public outreach, and coordination with the Omaha City Council, a Request for Bids (RFB) is now advertised for a long-term solid waste contract with the City of Omah ...

  • Emergency Alert Installation Completed in Fire Stations

    2018-10-19 21:53:47

    ((October 18, 2018)) The critical communication system that links the 911 Center to Omaha fire stations is now operational. Voters approved the Douglas County Public Safety Bond issue in 2016, which included funding fo ...

  • "Food for Fines" Begins October 14

    2018-10-03 18:02:27

    (October 3, 2018) Omaha Public Library will accept food donations during the week of October 14-21 to benefit the Alliance for a Better Omaha, a collaborative of Heart Ministry Center, Together, and Food Bank for t ...

  • Traffic Signals Will Remain Near Elementary Schools

    2018-10-02 19:46:31

    (October 2, 2018) Mayor Jean Stothert has approved a new Public Works policy that creates a step-by-step process for removal of traffic signals.  Under this policy, two signals near Dundee Elementary and one near R ...