Omaha
8:11 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Douglas County asking for the public's help to design a new official seal

Douglas County is looking for a new official county seal, and Commissioners want the public's help to design it.

A contest is underway through August 15. Douglas County residents who participate are asked to design a county seal that includes the name and “1854,” the year the county was incorporated.

Commissioner Pam Tusa says right now, Douglas County has five unofficial county seals, but no background as to their origin or meaning. 

The seal can't include images used in the official Nebraska state seal.  Douglas County plans to unveil the winning design in October at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Hall of Justice.

More information is available at www.douglascounty-ne.gov.