Amazon's Alexa Provides New Way to Connect to Community


Douglas County recently introduced a skill for Amazon Alexa called Ask Douglas County. The innovation is the first government skill in the state to leverage the latest technology from Amazon’s Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that connects to the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and other enabled devices. Use the skill to ask Alexa about:

  • Up-to date county news
    “Alexa, ask Douglas County, what’s new?”
  • Local family-friendly events
    “Alexa, ask Douglas County, what events are occurring this month?”
  • Road closures
    “Alexa, ask Douglas County, if there are any closures?”
  • Property value and taxes
    “Alexa, ask Douglas County, how do I pay my property tax?”
  • County services
    “Alexa, ask Douglas County, how do I find out about county finances?”

The skill can be enabled through a user’s Amazon Alexa app or by saying “Alexa, enable Douglas County” to their Amazon device. Once the skill is enabled, users can use voice commands to inquire about county events and services happening in Lone Tree and around the County. For more information, visit the Douglas County skill on Amazon's website.