Mayor Douglas Kindig
Mayor Douglas Kindig has served the City of La Vista in a variety of positions since 1994, ranging from the Park and Recreation Advisory Board to his current position as Mayor. He served on the City Council from 2000 to November 2005, when he was appointed mayor.
Mayor Kindig was elected in November 2008 and reelected in 2012, 2016 and 2020 to serve as Mayor of La Vista through the year 2024.
Mayor Kindig also serves as the President of the MAPA Board of Officials, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation and the La Vista Community Foundation, and is a past member of the Executive Board of the League of Nebraska Municipalities.
In 2012, Mayor Kindig was selected as the Elected Official of the Year by the Nebraska Planning and Zoning Association, and he has been recognized by the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce as the Sarpy County Public Official of the Year and by the Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation with the Partner in Economic Development Award. In 2016, Mayor Kindig was inducted into the Sarpy County Business Hall of Fame.
Mayor Kindig has been actively involved with the State Legislature to ensure cities continue to have local control. His vision for economic development has always been to promote new business growth, not only in La Vista but also statewide. He has led legislative efforts to protect the growth of cities including increased transparency in any incentive program. Mayor Kindig also supports efforts which save taxpayer dollars through mergers or shared services with other government entities.