Communications Office


Kouba Retires after 45 years with the City

Jun 23, 2022

After 45 years with the City of Norfolk John Kouba has retired as Norfolk’s Health Official. Kouba has worked in the health sector his entire tenure with the City.

Kouba began his career with the City of Norfolk June 1, 1977, when he was hired as the Health Specialist for the City.

“At the…

Stay Safe When Lighting Fireworks

Jun 23, 2022

It is the time of year to celebrate the birth of our nation and the Norfolk Fire Division wants to remind all residents to use caution and good judgment when shooting your fireworks.

Shooting fireworks is fun as long as everyone remembers that fireworks are explosives and can be dangerous if used improperly.  Buy and shoot only fireworks that you have purchased in the State of Nebraska.


Art Donated To City of Norfolk

Jun 22, 2022

In April, the Norfolk City Council approved to place a donated sculpture at the 7th Street and Pasewalk Avenue roundabout. The request was made by the Norfolk Public Arts Council.

The art piece is called the “Jacobean Lily” otherwise known as the “Aztec Lily.” Michael Fluent of…

Parks & Recreation Launches Online Program

Jun 21, 2022

The City of Norfolk Parks and Recreation Division officially launched its new online registration service last week. Visitors can now use the program to sign up for activities and events.

“We are excited to announce our new online registration system for Norfolk Parks and Recreation. This will be the primary place to register for parks and recreation programs and events, reserve shelters,…

Partial Road Closure Next Week

Jun 16, 2022

Due to concrete improvements, North 27th Street will be partially closed beginning Tuesday, June 21. Motorists can expect one lane open for northbound traffic from West Norfolk Avenue to just north…

Smith Selected as Street Maintenance Supervisor

Jun 16, 2022

The City of Norfolk has named Adam Smith as its next Streets Maintenance Supervisor.

Smith has worked for the City of Norfolk with the Parks and Recreation Division since 2018. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2015 with a degree in Business Administration.

“I look…

New Charging Station at Library

Jun 15, 2022

Norfolk residents and visitors can now access a new tool in the community. A Level 2 electric vehicle charger has been installed at the Norfolk Public Library. The charger, located on the south side of the library, is identical to the one you can find at the city offices at 309 North…

City Auction Thursday

Jun 13, 2022

The City of Norfolk will be selling numerous items at the annual City Surplus and Police Division Auction on Thursday, June 16.

Some items being auctioned by the City include: $1 and $5 Silver certificates, men’s wedding band, Gold Mercedes ring, Louis Vuitton black purse, fur coat, Nike tennis shoes/flip flops, Street Fire HEI Distributor, E3 spark plugs, electrical gauge kit, jumper cables,…

Firework Stand Permit Deadline

Jun 02, 2022

For those wanting to open fireworks stands this season, the deadline to apply for a permit is quickly approaching.

According to the state fire marshal’s office, the retail stand permit application deadline for this year is June 9. After June 9, the retail stand permit application automatically shuts down and will prevent you from applying for, and the state from issuing, retail stand permits.


Benjamin Avenue June Update

Jun 01, 2022

The public is invited to a Benjamin Avenue Improvement Project update Tuesday, June 7 at the Norfolk City Council Chambers (309 North 5th Street) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Representatives from BX-Civil & Construction and the City will be on hand to share current progress and answer questions.

Attendees are asked to park on the west side of the Administration Building and enter through…