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Board Appoints Doehling to Replace Retiring Rosenow

Posted: 02/16/2021

Author: Julie Anderson

Category: County Board, Departments

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It’s a good thing Douglas County Elections & Property Tax Administrator Vicki Doehling is used to juggling a lot of balls in the air. Beginning March 1, she will move into the role of Auditor/Treasurer following the retirement of Char Rosenow. Doehling will fill the position in an appointed capacity through 2022 when the position will be on the ballot.


Doehling has been building her skill set since 1996, when then County Auditor Harvey Tewes posted a job opening for a Deputy Auditor which included receipting in county revenues, maintaining voter records and assisting with administering elections and absentee voting.  She began that position during the Primary and General Election. “It was definitely trial by fire that first year,” she said.  “In the years to follow, I was given additional responsibilities to absorb more and more of the election administration, election judge training, and property tax calculation that led to my promotion as Elections & Property Tax Administrator.”


Working with the city and township clerks and training their election judges are what Doehling says she most enjoys about administering elections. “Someone once told me that administering an election is much like planning a wedding.  Much of the preparation starts many months in advance.  However, those last few weeks before the big day are filled with a flurry of last-minute preparations. When the big day arrives, you see all your hard work come to fruition.”


She added, “When managing an election that takes place in 37 cities and townships throughout Douglas County, it’s more comparable to planning 37 weddings happening on the same day.  Our amazing staff (both full-time and seasonal) put in long hours to make sure it all goes smoothly.”


Doehling says she will miss Rosenow and her dedication to the citizens of Douglas County. The county board is hiring a finance director who will oversee central finances. That was included in Rosenow’s duties but will now be a separate department. Doehling will work closely with that department head and staff members. She believes her skill set will complement those of the Finance Department.


Doehling knows there will be bumps in the road during this transition, but she says her training and being surrounded by great people will help her succeed.


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