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Michael J. Cavanaugh

Michael J. Cavanaugh

Cavanaugh 2017

Board Member

Serving 2019-2024 Term

Subdivision 8
Election Commissioner Map of Subdivision 8 - Douglas County

Michael Cavanaugh is a retired police lieutenant for the city of Omaha. He is currently self-employed in the private security field. He was first elected to the OPPD Board of Directors in 1994. He was re-elected in 2000, 2006, 2012 and 2018. 

Cavanaugh has served as treasurer, secretary and twice as board chair.

The lifelong Omaha resident also has a real estate background. He’s a former licensed Nebraska realtor, experienced in residential property management.

Cavanaugh is involved in the community as a member of various city of Omaha committees. His volunteer work has dealt with job training for underprivileged teenagers as well as enforcing housing code violations.

Cavanaugh has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He’s married and has two stepchildren.

Contact Information

To contact Michael J. Cavanaugh, please use our Contact Board Members and Senior Managers form or call 531-226-3208, to speak with Ms. Maureen Hinners, Sr. Corporate Governance Specialist, who will forward messages to Board members.