Douglas Co. to host town hall meetings for input on mental health facility

(Douglas County, NE) -- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is asking for the public's input on a proposed mental health facility.

Four town hall meetings will be hosted by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners over the next several weeks. The board says they're looking to get the public's input on a potential mental health facility and to share the Phase 1 findings of a mental health facility study. The commissioners say investing in mental health is a top priority for the County’s ARPA dollars. Phase 2 of the mental health facility study is currently underway.

“We are very excited to take the mental health facility study to our residents and hear their thoughts,” said Douglas County Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson, Chair of the Douglas County Board. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for us to really enhance how Douglas County provides its mental health services.”

The public is invited to the following Douglas County Town Hall Meetings:

All meetings are from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 - Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th Street, Building 22, Room 201A.
  • Monday, September 19, 2022 - Metropolitan Community College, South Omaha Campus, 2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave., Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Building, Room 120
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - Douglas County Extension Office, 8015 W. Center Road, Room A&B
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - Douglas County West Campus (Fitzgerald Building), 15335 W. Maple Road, Douglas Conference Room

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