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 and 2016 to serve as Mayor of La Vista through the year 2020.
Mayor Kindig serves as the Chair of the MAPA Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation and the La Vista Community Foundation. He is also 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. He has been recognized by the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce as the Sarpy County Public Official of the Year and has also been awarded the Partner in Economic Development Award by the Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation. In 2016, Mayor Kindig was inducted into the Sarpy County Business Hall of Fame.
Mayor Kindig’s vision for economic development has always been to promote new business growth, not only in La Vista but also statewide. He has led efforts forming legislation to protect the growth of cities, including increased transparency in any incentive programs.
Mayor Kindig also supports any efforts which save taxpayer dollars thru mergers or shared services with other government entities.