The Douglas County legislative body is the County Board of Supervisors. Members are elected to two-year terms. There are 21 supervisory districts, with one supervisor representing each district, and a chairperson elected by the board. Nonpartisan elections are held every April alternating between odd number and even number districts for a two-year term. The County Board holds regular meetings on the third Thursday of each month.
The City of Superior holds nonpartisan elections every April. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term, and supervises over Council meetings. Representing specific districts of the City are ten Councilors who are elected every two years. The common Council serves as the legislative branch of the City’s government and meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month.
The mission of the Superior Fire Department is to provide those services necessary for the protection of life and property. The Fire Department provides emergency response to fires, release of hazardous materials, life threatening medical emergencies, life rescue and potential property loss. They also provide prevention services through educational programs, code enforcement, building inspection, arson investigation and other community based services. (3 fire stations)
There are 15 volunteer fire departments in Douglas County: Brule, Cloverland, Summit, Gordon, Hawthorn, Highland, Maple, Lakeside, Poplar, Solon Springs, Amnicon, Oakland, Parkland, Town of Superior and Wascott.
The Superior Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Department provide police and emergency services. They are responsive to community priorities and strive to provide a safe and secure environment in which to live. The city police force includes 57 sworn officers and 6 civilian employees. The County Sheriff’s Department has 29 certified law enforcement officers.
The City of Superior’s public library and its 2 branches, the Joan Salmen Memorial Library in Solon Springs and the Imogene McGrath Memorial Library in Lake Nebagamon, provide quality materials and services, which fulfill the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the citizens of Superior and Douglas County.
Fire Department: 38 members and 1 secretary. 17 pieces of motor apparatus 1 Master Mach. (715) 394-0227
Superior Public Library: Located at 1530 Tower Avenue. Also serving the citizens of Douglas County, the library has two branch libraries located in the towns of Lake Nebagamon and Solon Springs. Includes on-line computerized cataloging. (715) 394-8860
Area Legislators and Government Links The Chamber's Public & Government Affairs Committee feels it is as important for individuals to contact their elected officials as it is important for the business community to communicate with their elected officials. As the PGA Committee works with our elected officials to create the best business friendly atmosphere, we do encourage you to write, call, or email your local, state, and federal Legislators. Below you will find links that will take you directly to area Legislators' web sites for their contact information.