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Lancaster County
Date: February 23, 2018

For more information contact
Ann Ames, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
(402) 441-7496

Lancaster County Board Seeks County Attorney Applicants

Lincoln, NE - February 23, 2018 - The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for the position of Lancaster County Attorney. The position was most recently held by Joe Kelly, who has resigned after being appointed as the U.S. Attorney for Nebraska. Per Nebraska law, the Lancaster County Board has 45 days to appoint a replacement for the remainder of Kelly's term, which ends January 3, 2019. The County Attorney position is up for election in November 2018.

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter detailing their education, experience and qualifications to the County Board in care of: Ann Ames, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer by March 5, 2018. Candidates must possess a valid license to practice law in Nebraska, be a registered voter, and be a resident of Lancaster County. Resumes and cover letters may be sent via email to or via regular mail to 555 S. 10th Street, Suite 110, Lincoln, NE 68508.

"It's a tremendous opportunity for Joe to be confirmed as a United States Attorney for Nebraska," said Lancaster County Board Chair Todd Wiltgen. "We are very proud of the work Joe has done for Lancaster County and we wish him the best in his work as a U.S. Attorney," stated Wiltgen.

Chief Deputy County Attorney Pat Condon will act as the Lancaster County Attorney until a replacement is named by the County Board.

Established in 1859, Lancaster County is Nebraska's second most populated county. Home to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lancaster County is a growing and dynamic community. In collaboration with the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County provides a variety of services for residents and has been nationally recognized for its cooperation and progressive attitude in service to residents. The mission of the Lancaster County Board is to provide sustainable governmental services for a healthy, safe and diverse community.

For more information about Lancaster County please visit the website at or call 402-441-7447.

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