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Diane, a lifelong resident of the Omaha area, has three children and 10 grandchildren.
Diane is the Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds.Â She became the leader of this newly-combined office in January 2015.Â Dianeâ€™s mission is twofold--provide fair and equitable property assessments in Douglas County, as well as continue her three-term success in maintaining the integrity of the countyâ€™s official property records.
Previously, Diane served as the Douglas County Register of Deeds--the first and only woman to serve in that position.Â As the Register of Deeds, Diane made many improvements in the office â€“ internally, with more efficient recording procedures, such as electronic recording, and externally, with increased customer service. Â Â
Diane also is a real estate broker, and owner of Battiato Real Estate.Â She has more than 30 yearsâ€™ real estate experience, which includes considerable knowledge of valuing property.
Diane served on the city council in Papillion, NE, from 1997 to 2002--two years as council president--until moving back into Douglas County in October 2002.
Dianeâ€™s awards, professional certifications, professional-association memberships and community involvement include--
Â --2015, received the Douglas County Democratic Party â€śChairâ€™s Awardâ€ť;
--2015, Family Housing Advisory Services, â€śToast to Fair Housingâ€ťâ€”honorary chair;
--2014, appointed by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert to the board of directors, Omaha Municipal
Â Land Bank;
--2013, obtained Nebraska Assessorâ€™s certificate;
--2013, obtained certificate from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
Course 101;Â Â
--2012, received the â€śEleanor Roosevelt Mentoring Awardâ€ť from the Douglas County
--2011, named â€śMember of the Yearâ€ť by the Womenâ€™s Council of Realtors, state chapter;
--2011, accepted into Omaha South High Schoolâ€™s Hall of Fame;
--2010, received a certificate of achievement from the NACO Institute of Excellence;
--2009, because of Dianeâ€™s leadership, the Douglas County Register of Deeds became the Â Â
first office in Nebraska to electronically record documents.Â Since then 77 Nebraska Â
counties have followed her lead;
--2009, awarded the prestigious CPO (Certified Public Official) designation by Â
NACRC (National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks), oneÂ Â of only
12 CPOs in the nation;
--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
StrategicÂ Â Oversight Committee;
--Southeast Nebraska Property Records Education Partners (PREP)--chapter founder, 2008;
--Womenâ€™s Fund of Greater Omaha â€“ board of directors;
--Womenâ€™s Council of Realtors, Omaha Chapter--president, 2007, and state chapter
--Omaha Area Board of Realtors and Nebraska Realtors Association â€“ Government
--National Association of Realtors;
--Nebraska Land Title Association;
--League of Women Voters â€“ Omaha chapter;
--Downtown Omaha, Inc. (DOI);
--Conference for Inclusive Communities;
--South Omaha Merchants Association;
--Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA) - Meals on Wheels Program;
--United Way of the Midlands Campaignâ€”government chair (2008, 2009);
--Millard South â€śPayback Interviewâ€ť Program;
--Millard Business Association;
--Hispanic Chamber of Commerce;
--Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.