Mayor's Welcome

Welcome to Ashland & begin your adventure here!

Dear Beloved Citizens and Visitors of Ashland,

It is with great joy and immense pride that I extend a warm and hearty welcome to all of you!  Whether you are a long-time resident or a first-time  visitor, Ashland holds a special place in our hearts, and we are delighted to share the warmth and hospitality that our beautiful town has to offer.  

Nestled along the serene banks of the Platte River and surrounded by picturesque landscapes, Ashland is a place where the past and the future converge in harmony.  Our history is rich, and our community spirit is stronger than ever.  This is a place where traditions are honored, new friendships are made, and dreams are realized.

For those of you visiting our charming town, we invite you to explore the many wonders that Ashland has to offer.  From the vibrant downtown district with its unique shops and restaurants to the stunning beauty of Mahoney State Park and the Strategic Air Command Museum, there is something here for everyone.  Be sure to visit our historic downtown district, where you can experience the warmth and character that defines Ashland.

For our cherished residents, I want to express my gratitude for your unwavering support and commitment to making Ashland a welcoming and thriving community.  It is your hard work, dedication, and unity that make Ashland the special place it is today.

In the coming years, we look forward to exciting community events, initiatives, and projects that will continue to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our town.

As we move forward together, let us remember the values that have always defined Ashland: resilience, neighborly kindness, and an unwavering spirit.  We encourage you to get involved in our local initiatives, connect with your fellow residents, and share your ideas for a brighter and more inclusive Ashland.

I look forward to meeting each and every one of you during your stay or at one of our community events.  Ashland is not just a place; it's a lifestyle, and I'm proud to be part of this incredible community.

Once again, welcome to Ashland, where our doors are always open, and our hearts are always warm.  Let us embrace the future with hope and enthusiasm as we continue to build a brighter tomorrow together.


Jim Anderson
Ashland, Nebraska

Photo from the airplane of Ashland






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. The site is checked on a daily basis to be sure it isn't being abused and . . . 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  for more . . . read more

Ashland Rescue Squad

Volunteering Can Save Lives

ASHLAND RESCUE SQUAD NEEDS YOU! Help us help you, join Ashland Rescue Squad today. Mission Statement: Ashland Emergency Services are dedicated to providing emergency medical care in times of need and in a timely manner. Ashland Emergency Services goals are to treat and transport the sick or injured, advocate, and educate while providing the best care possible. . . . 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