External Affairs


The Department of External Affairs mission is to effectively advocate for the citizens of Douglas County, maximize the county’s resources, and create meaningful opportunities for public engagement.


Areas of Focus

  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Public Engagement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Beautification

Department of External Affairs Objectives

  • Provides leadership and direction for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners involvement in all political, legislative, and legal processes as it affects current programs and new business opportunities
  • Directs lobbying efforts for Douglas County at the State Capitol and in Washington D.C. to include the development of a legislative portfolio and the county’s political and legislative strategies
  • Conducts pre-award grant oversight and administration for Douglas County
  • Directs and coordinates public outreach programs to create opportunities for dialogue between the Board of Commissioners and citizens to ensure an inclusive, transparent, accessible, and responsible government
  • Develops and implements strategic plans to brand Douglas County and manages relationships with all the county's external stakeholders
  • Educates, engages, and empowers citizens and businesses with resources to promote a clean and sustainable community

Department of External Affairs Programs

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