(FINNEY COUNTY) – On Monday, the Board of County Commissioners approved Robert Reece to step in as interim County Administrator until the search committee finds a permanent replacement for the position.
Monday, February 17, 2020 will be Mr. Reece’s first day in the Finney County Administrator office.
Mr. Reece comes to us from Pottawatomie County in Eastern Kansas, where he served as County Administrator for 20 years. Prior to that he worked as their Director of Finance. He’s also an experienced accountant. With both an undergraduate business degree in accounting and a graduate business degree in operations management from Kansas State Univserity, Mr. Reece’s professional achievements exhibit proven and successful county government management. He is a certified public manager and former president of the National Association of County Administrators. He’s also the Kansas Association of Counties (KAC) representative to the NACO, or National Association of Counties. In 2012, Mr. Reece was named Kansas County Official of the year, awarded by KAC.
“Due to the size of Finney County, an interim administrator is necessary to oversee the daily activities, support the department directors, and make decisions in the absence of the Board,” says Commission Chairman Duane Drees. “Mr. Reece is an ideal fit, given his background and experience.”
“We’re very pleased that Mr. Reece agreed to accept this position. We’re looking forward to working with him and have every confidence that Finney County will be well taken care of during this transition.”
The Finney County Board of Commissioners is the official search committee for a permanent replacement for the Administrator position. They will continue to use Finney County resources to recruit qualified applicants. They will also consider input throughout the process from various community stakeholders.