Papillion Mayor


David Black


Vice president of commercial lending at Pinnacle Bank


Public offices heldPapillion mayor, 2009 to present; Papillion City Council, 2006-2009; Papillion Planning Commission, 2003-2006
EducationBachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
FamilyMarried, two grown children
Key issueManaging our strong growth while focusing on quality of life, strong sense of community and strong fiscal health of the city. Papillion consistently has the lowest city portion of the property tax levy of any city in Douglas or Sarpy. Continued growing sales tax base. Strong fiscal policies that allow us to retain our focus even if the economy slows down. Retaining Moody’s investment grade rating. Focus on quality and caring employees, including the next generation leadership with our many young professionals. Continuing downtown focus to now include revitalization of the old Public Works site. Small-town feel!

Autumn Sky Burns

Community outreach coordinator at CHI Health Midlands


Public offices heldNone
EducationMaster of Science in family and community services from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; graduate certificate in youth program management and evaluation from UNL; Bachelor of Science in education and human services
FamilySingle, two sons
FaithUnitarian Universalist
Key issueMy top priority as mayor of Papillion is you. I believe a mayor should be a single voice that is formed by the collective of the citizens. To begin forming that voice, I will spend my first days in office connecting with as many citizens as I can via public meetings, town halls or attending their organizational events to see what issues are most important to you, the taxpayers. I will begin to nurture a culture where community members feel comfortable walking into City Hall or council meetings, where the mayor and City Council members will know them by name.

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Voter info

Three ways to register

» Online at

» Print out an application (Here's the form) and take it to your local election commission (Here’s a list)

» Register in person at an election commission office, the DMV, or in Douglas County, any of Omaha’s 12 library branches.

Registration questions

Visit to check whether you’re registered to vote and find your polling place. If you think you should be able to vote at a polling place but there’s a problem with the registration, request to fill out a provisional ballot. The election commission will collect them and then has a week to verify whether you are eligible to vote.

To see a sample ballot

See a sample ballot from the Nebraska Secretary of State website here.

To find your district

Visit and look up your registration info or polling place to find a list of the political districts you live in.

Important dates

Oct. 1: First day for early voting ballots to be mailed.
Oct. 9: First day to vote early in person at election commission office.
Oct. 19: Deadline to register to vote online, by mail, at agencies, at the DMV office, by deputy registrar or by registration form that’s delivered to the election office by someone other than the person registering
Oct. 26: Deadline for in-person voter registration at election commission office, 6 p.m. Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed to a specific address, 6 p.m. Deadline for write-in candidates to file notarized affidavit and filing fee with filing officer.
Nov. 5: Deadline for in-person early voting at election commission office, 5 p.m. (Sarpy County office closes at 4:45 p.m.)
Nov. 6: Election Day! Polls open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 7 p.m.: Deadline for agent to pick up early voting ballot. 8 p.m.: Deadline to return early voting ballot to election commission office or drop box location
Nov. 13: Deadline for verification of provisional ballots

Here are the Douglas County drop box locations, opening in early October:

City/County Building (1819 Farnam St.)
South Omaha Branch Library (2808 Q St.)
Washington Branch Library (2868 Ames Ave.)
Ralston Police Department (7400 Main St., Ralston)
Abrahams Branch Library (5111 N. 90th St.)
Douglas County Election Commission (225 N. 115th St.)
Drive-up location (115th and Davenport Streets, on median)
Douglas County Engineer's Office (15505 West Maple Road)
Millard Public Schools Foundation (5225 S. 159th Ave.)
Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch Library (2100 Reading Plaza)

To contact your election commission

Douglas County Election Commission:; 402-444-8683; 225 N. 115th St., Omaha, NE 68154

Sarpy County Election Commission:; 402-593-2167; 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, Papillion, NE 68046