Bonnie Moore will lead the fastest-growing county in the state as the Sarpy County Administrator.
The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday, Jan. 9, to confirm Moore to the position, effective immediately. The Sarpy County Administrator leads an organization of more than 700 employees.
Moore has been with the county since 2013 and served as Sarpy’s Chief Deputy County Attorney immediately prior to this appointment.
“I’ve had the honor of working with the dedicated employees at Sarpy County for over a decade, and I’m excited to continue building on the county’s strong foundation of public service,” Moore said.
The County Board has recently led efforts to open a new, modern Correctional Center, innovated in the mental health space via a first-of-its-kind psychiatry fellowship program, and ushered in the largest package of road projects in Sarpy County history under budget. Sarpy County Board Chair Angi Burmeister said Moore is the right person to help guide the county and execute initiatives focused on long-term growth.
“The Board's priority is investing in public services that make our home a great place to live and work. Bonnie shares our vision and has proven herself to be an effective leader with sharp instincts and strong relationships across the county,” Burmeister said. “We’re thrilled to have her as County Administrator.”
Before being named Administrator, Moore spent most of her career at Sarpy in the County Attorney’s Office. She led the office’s Civil Division before she was named Chief Deputy County Attorney in 2017. As County Attorney Lee Polikov’s second-in-command, Moore oversaw the operations in the criminal, civil, child support, juvenile, diversion, and victim witness divisions in an office with more than 80 attorneys and staff.
She also served as the county’s Human Resources Director from 2015 to 2017.
Moore graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in political science and from Creighton University Law School with a juris doctorate.
The vacancy in the Administration Office was due to the departure of Dan Hoins, who was selected as the full-time administrator for the Sarpy County and Cities Wastewater Agency in December after seven years of service to Sarpy.
Moore’s contract runs Jan. 9, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2026. The employment agreement approved Tuesday sets the county administrator’s annual salary at $180,621 with the potential for annual increases based on performance as determined by the County Board.
About Sarpy County
Sarpy County is the fastest-growing county in the state of Nebraska, attracting new residents, visitors, businesses and jobs each year. Sarpy County is home to the cities of Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Gretna and Springfield, as well as Offutt Air Force Base. In less than 20 minutes, you can travel from the vibrant urban centers to beautiful outdoor recreational areas and activities. More information is available at Sarpy.gov.