Robert Reece, County Administrator

Robert Reece

On March 24, 2020 the Board of County Commissioners named Robert Reece as the full-time County Administrator.

Reece was Finney County’s Interim Administrator since January 20, 2020. 

The position was advertised nationwide starting January 2020, and the County received applicants from across the country. After an extensive screening process, Mr. Reece was offered, and accepted the position.

“Robert comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience,” says Duane Drees, County Commission Chairman. “With his wide-range of expertise, the Board believes he has the ability, passion and leadership to lead Finney County,” says Drees. “My fellow commissioners and I are very excited to work with Mr. Reece for the benefit of our taxpayers.”

Mr. Reece’s areas of expertise are in community development, budgeting and finance, operations management, resource development, and long-range planning.

Robert 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 also served as one of 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.