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  MLK Award Winner

 Congratulations to Captain Leon Valquier on being selected the 2020 Douglas County recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.

Captain Valquier is a 16-year veteran of the Douglas County Department of Corrections. He has a focus is to change hiring practices, promotional procedures, and disciplinary actions at Corrections. His motivation has always been to raise the bar regarding issues pertaining to diversity.

He participates in AACOA (African American Corrections Officer Association) and is their current President. One of his many responsibilities is oversight of recruiting and retention. Destiny and determination have brought him to this opportunity to pursue the dream of making the Department of Corrections a workplace that aspires to inspire. 

In addition, he is active in the community as a volunteer for the annual Student Celebration Day. He is also a volunteer soccer coach for PACE (Police Athletics for Community Engagement), which serves underprivileged children. 

He has devoted his personal and professional life towards all things dealing with diversity, equality and justice. The combination of his character and work ethic demonstrates his focus on the mission of making his workplace and his community a better place. 

Other nominations for this esteemed award include: 

  • Pamela Agee-Lowery, Youth Center
  • John Deases, Department of Corrections
  • Justine Kessler, Election Commission
  • Nicholas Stella, Department of Corrections

This award is a testimony to dedication and service valued and embraced by Douglas County Nebraska.









The Pension Projection in Oracle self-service is not accurate for participants who fall under the new rule (i.e. any non union hired after January 1, 2012). Notice will be posted, once corrected. Projections are not available for employees with less than five years of service.



The provisions of this information are not intended and do not create an express or implied contract of employment or an offer of employment between the County and its employees nor any guarantee or promise that benefits referenced here are permanent or cannot be changed. While retirees and current employees are offered the opportunity to participate in a subsidized medical insurance program until age 65, the ability to participate as well as the premiums are not guaranteed in the future and are subject, at any time, to change by the County Board of Commissioners. If there is any conflict in the information state or otherwise communicated, the plan provisions prevail. Please contact Human Resources with any questions.