Christopher Rodgers 
Douglas County, Nebraska Commissioner 

Douglas County, Nebraska Commissioner Chris Rodgers was elected Immediate Past President of the National Association of Counties on July 22, 2013 at the NACo Annual Conference: County Solutions and Idea Marketplace in Tarrant County, Texas. As NACo President in 2012-13, Mr. Rodgers brought national attention to the issues of smart justice and cybersecurity. First elected as Douglas County Commissioner in 2004 and reelected in 2008, Mr. Rodgers has been active in NACo since 2005. He has served as chair of the National Association of Counties’ Finance Committee and vice chair of the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. Mr. Rodgers also has served as a member of the National Association of Counties’ Financial Services Center Advisory Committee, the Financial Services Corporation Board of Directors, and the Large Urban County Caucus.

In Douglas County, Mr. Rodgers’s priorities include improving the local public health system, strengthening community corrections programs, and reforming the juvenile justice system. He is a past chair of the Board of Commissioners and serves as chair of its Child and Youth Services Committee. He is a member of the County Board of Health and the appointed county commissioner representative on the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Coalition. Mr. Rodgers is also director of community and government relations for Creighton University and previously worked as a senior community service associate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and director of its Transportation Project. In addition, he served as an assistant to Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey and as an elected member of the Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors.