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The County Administrator is the chief executive officer of the county, with overall responsibility for the efficient administration of policies determined by the County Commission. The administrator serves at the pleasure of the County Commission, and is responsible for the implementation of their goals. Specific duties include budget preparation, coordination of county operations with other local governments and agencies, and development of proposals to improve county operations.

Citizens with any county related problem should always feel welcome to call or e-mail the County Administrator for assistance.

Our Services

Commission Board

Board of Commissioners Patrick Kelly, Shannon Reid, and Karen Willey.


Sustainability means balancing the needs of the economy, environment, and society.

Commission Meetings

Commission meetings information, including agendas and minutes.


Purchasing enforces the Douglas County Purchasing Policy, maintains an active list of vendors, prepares specifications, and issues requests for bids and proposals for county departments.

Audit Reports

Financial statements, required communications, independent auditors reports, and single audit reports.

County Administrator

County Administrator Sarah Plinsky.

Human Resources

Human Resources places ads for new jobs, boards new hires, and handles health insurance as we are self insured and working with third party vendors for voluntary benefits and flexible spending. We work with all employees to answer questions regarding health insurance, pay ranges and job descriptions.


Budget maintains the budgets for all taxing entities within Douglas County including the County, Cities, Townships, Cemeteries, Drainage Districts, and Northeast Kansas Library. Budget also sets all tax mill levies within Douglas County and the tax abstract.

Food Policy Council (FPC)

The FPC identifies the benefits, challenges and opportunities for a successful, sustainable local food system in Douglas County, Kansas.

Historic Preservation

The HCC promotes the conservation of our cultural and natural heritage to honor our past, enrich our present, and inspire our future.

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Sarah Plinsky County Administrator 785-832-5329
Robin Crabtree Executive Secretary 785-832-5268
Jill Jolicoeur Assistant County Administrator 785-330-2890
Bob Tryanski Director of Behavioral Health Projects 785-393-4821
Karrey Britt Communications Specialist 785-330-2894
Michelle Spreer Human Resources Manager 785-832-5149
Julie Sackrider Mgt. Information Analyst 785-832-5358
Kristi Fouraker HR Specialist 785-832-5327
Cammy Owens Budget Manager 785-832-5287
Brooke Sauer Mgt. Information Analyst 785-330-2863
Kim Criner Ritchie Sustainability Manager 785-832-5157
Gabi Sprague Human Services Program Manager 785-424-5266
Katy Fitzgerald Criminal Justice Coordinator 785-330-2891
Cynthia Phillips Administrative Specialist 785-832-5367