Meet Diane

Your Douglas County
Assessor/Register of Deeds

About

Diane, the Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds, and a lifelong resident of the Omaha area, has three children and six grandchildren.

She is the first and only woman to lead two separate Douglas County offices – the Register of Deeds, and now, the combined Assessor/Register of Deeds.  Diane also is a real estate broker, and owner of Battiato Real Estate.  She has more than 30 years of real estate experience.  She holds the Nebraska Assessor’s certificate, the (IAAO) International Association of Assessing Officers’ courses 101, 102 and 300 certificates, and the CPO (Certified Public Official) designation from NACRC (National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks).

Diane’s mission is twofold – to continue her four-term success in maintaining the integrity of the county’s official property records, and to provide fair and equitable property assessments in Douglas County.

Since her election in 2004 as the Register of Deeds, Diane has made many improvements in the office – internally, with more efficient recording procedures, such as electronic recording of land-record documents and online-searching access for the public, and externally, by increasing and improving customer service. 

Among her accomplishments in the Assessor’s office, Diane created a sales-validation team that identifies qualified sales, which are the only ones permitted for consideration in valuation calculations.  Diane also expanded the office’s sales-market areas from six to 17 to better identify sales trends in smaller, more similar neighborhoods that might affect property value.

Career Highlights

  • 2018 - Reappointed to a second term, board of directors, Omaha Municipal Land Bank
  • 2017 - Obtained certificate for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) course 300
  • 2016 - Obtained certificate for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) course 102
  • 2015 - Received the Douglas County Democratic Party “Chair’s Award”
  • 2015 - Family Housing Advisory Services, “Toast to Fair Housing” – honorary chair
  • 2014 - Appointed by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert to the board of directors, Omaha Municipal Land Bank
  • 2013 - Obtained Nebraska Assessor’s certificate
  • 2013 - Obtained certificate for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) course 101
  • 2012 - Received the “Eleanor Roosevelt Mentoring Award” from the Douglas County Democratic Party
  • 2011 - Named “Member of the Year” by the Women’s Council of Realtors, state chapter
  • 2011 - Accepted into Omaha South High School’s Hall of Fame
  • 2010 - Received a certificate of achievement from the NACO Institute of Excellence
  • 2009 - Because of Diane’s leadership, the Douglas County Register of Deeds became the first office in Nebraska to electronically record land-record documents. Since then, at least 77 Nebraska counties have followed her lead
  • 2009 - Awarded the prestigious CPO (Certified Public Official) designation by NACRC (National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks); one of only 12 CPOs in the nation
  • 1997 - Served on the city council in Papillion, NE, from 1997-2002 – two of those years as council president – until moving back into Douglas County in October 2002

Community and Professional Involvement

  • National and Nebraska Associations of County Officials (NACo)
  • National and Nebraska Associations of County Recorders and Clerks (NACRC)
  • Nebraska Association of County Officials, SE District
  • Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) – Land Fraud Work Group and Strategic Oversight Committee
  • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
  • Southeast Nebraska Property Records Education Partners (PREP) – chapter founder, 2008
  • Omaha Area Board of Realtors Government Affairs Committee
  • Nebraska Realtors Association Government Affairs Committee
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Nebraska Land Title Association
  • Women’s Council of Realtors, Omaha Chapter – president, 2007, and state chapter – president-elect, 2012
  • Women’s Fund of Greater Omaha – past board of directors
  • League of Women Voters – Omaha chapter
  • Downtown Omaha, Inc. (DOI)
  • NAACP
  • Conference for Inclusive Communities
  • South Omaha Merchants Association
  • Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA) – Meals on Wheels Program
  • United Way of the Midlands Campaign – government chair (2008, 2009)
  • Millard South “Payback Interview” Program
  • Millard Business Association
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

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Or send your check, payable to:  Committee To Elect Diane Battiato, P.O. Box 27814, Omaha, NE  68127.

Contact:

dbattiato1@cox.net

(402) 690-4769
P.O. Box 27814, Omaha, NE 68127

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