Mayor-elect Jean Stothert has announced that Douglas County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Marty Bilek will serve as her right hand man.
Marty Bilek has served the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for 38 years, including as the chief deputy for the last 11 years. He is set to retire from the Sherriff’s Office by June 10, and will receive an annual salary of $112,500 as chief of staff.
That is a 10 percent reduction in the current chief of staff’s salary. Bilek helped prepare the Sheriff’s annual $13.9 million budget every year for the last 15 years. During that time the Sheriff’s Office has never gone over budget.
“I’m so pleased to have Marty as my chief of staff,” Stothert says. “He has an understanding of the complexity of local government and has deservingly earned universal respect and praise for the excellent job he has done as the Douglas County Sheriff’s chief deputy."
Bilek is a lifelong Omaha resident and grew up in South Omaha. He has been married to his wife Jane for 37 years, and the couple has two grown children.
“I’m honored to be chosen to serve as Mayor-elect Stothert’s chief of staff, and humbled by the confidence she has placed in me,” Bilek says. “I am looking forward to helping implement Mayor-elect Stothert’s plan for Omaha that will help cut crime, restore the public’s trust in city government, and create a climate that allows our local businesses to reach their full potential.”
Stothert will take office June 10th.