County Government

Douglas County Commission to discuss county property values, which grew 4% in 2021

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, overall property values in Douglas County increased in 2021. However, some areas saw significant declines, including the lodging industry and downtown businesses. According to a report from County Appraiser Steven Miles, the property values throughout ...

Douglas County Commission approves propane bulk plant site plan near Baldwin City

A propane gas delivery business will soon build a 30,000-gallon tank in rural Douglas County near Baldwin City. The County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved Heartland Propane’s site plan to build the tank on land located on the southeast corner of North 300 Road and East 1260 ...

New commissioners to take seats as Douglas County Commission meets for brief agenda

The Douglas County Commission will meet for a brief agenda on Wednesday as two new commissioners take their seats. The commission will consider electing new leadership for 2021 and consider approving some items on a consent agenda, including authorizing the Public Works Department to solicit ...

Douglas County drug court program finds footing in 2020 despite coronavirus pandemic

Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, Douglas County’s new drug court program was able to find its footing in 2020 and began helping a handful of people who are working toward becoming drug free. Douglas County District Court Judge Kay Huff, who presides over the program, ...

District Attorney Suzanne Valdez

Photo gallery: Douglas County elected officials sworn into office

Douglas County officials who won elections in November were sworn into office Monday at the county courthouse. Douglas County Commissioners Shannon Reid and Shannon Portillo, District Attorney Suzanne Valdez, Sheriff Jay Armbrister and Register of Deeds Kent Brown were among the newly elected ...