Mayor's Welcome

Welcome to Ashland & begin your adventure here!

As the Mayor, I would like to welcome you to Ashland!  Voted one of the 10 most beautiful cities in Nebraska, we are certainly proud of our community!  Ashland is conveniently located between the two largest metropolitan areas of the state.  Ashland has excellent business and residential opportunities.  I consider Ashland residents to be the finest and friendliest around!  Our many service groups and civic organizations support the community and help to move Ashland into the future.

Tree lined brick streets highlight our downtown historical district. Modern schools, churches and generous community spirit all contribute to a proud place to call home. Incorporated on February 2, 1870, we are surrounded by state tourism attractions, including Mahoney State Park, Strategic Air and Space Museum, the Wildlife Safari Park and and 4 spectacular golf courses. We combine history, culture, entertainment and growth within our ever emerging community.

From Ashland, it is just a short drive to the two largest cities in Nebraska. Sports entertainment, cultural events and city shopping are all within minutes of Ashland via I-80. We also offer a full list of community services within Ashland. These include medical, grocery, variety, hardware, legal, real estate, banking, insurance, investment, autos, mechanical services, restaurants, shopping and entertainment opportunities.

The City of Ashland would love for you to “Begin Your Adventure” here whether you are a long time resident, new arrival, or visitor.

Jim Anderson


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Current Highlights

Dogs & Licensing

  CITY OF ASHLAND DOG LICENSE NOTICE     The City of Ashland requires the issuing of dog licenses to a person owning, keeping or harboring a dog over 6 months of age and within one month of acquisition.  Licenses are then due on an annual basis each MAY 1 ST . Dog Licenses will not be issued without a copy of . . . read more

City Compost Site

The City compost site is open to residents for disposal of yard waste and tree limbs only.  Located east of the City ball fields at 8th and Clay Streets. Last year, the City has decided to make it easier for citizens to drop off their . . . read more

Ashland Fire Department

Volunteering Can Save Lives

FIRES DON'T WAIT, NEITHER SHOULD YOU! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW. The emergency is real and right now! Help us help you, join Ashland Fire Department today. Must be at least 19 years old and live in or near the near Ashland Fire District. • FREE Training • Support your community Visit our website at . . . read more

Ashland Rescue Squad

Volunteering Can Save Lives

ASHLAND RESCUE SQUAD NEEDS YOU! Help us help you, join Ashland Rescue Squad today. Must be at least 19 years old and live near Ashland • Become a Certified EMT • FREE Training • Save lives • Support your community • Become a member of our rescue family Call NOW:  402-944-3387 . . . read more

Become A Member

Join the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce is focused on developing, promoting, and protecting the Ashland business community and helping our local economy to flourish.  Our goal is to help businesses, like yours, to grow and prosper through a combination of initiatives, including : Providing educational opportunities, free or discounted, to Chamber members Encouraging . . . read more


Come visit the many attractions in and around Ashland!

The Ashland area could easily be considered the "Tourism Capital of Nebraska" .  Three of the most popular attractions in the state are located within 4 miles of Ashland, including the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Mahoney State Park and the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.  There are also several other state parks and other attractions in the . . . read more