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.
Douglas County's Food System Plan
Communities engage in planning activities to help guide future decisions. Planning can include land use, housing, transportation, economic development, and other key areas that shape a community. Local food system development is a new area of focus in planning—both nationally and in Douglas County.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Douglas County Commission meets regularly at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the County Courthouse (2nd floor) at 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. If there’s a work session, Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday before their… Read More
Sarah Plinsky was hired as the County Administrator in September 2019 after serving in the interim position for nine months. Before becoming the administrator, she had served as the Assistant County Administrator since December 2010. In that role, Sarah led the Administrative Services Department. READ MORE
Douglas County Courthouse
1100 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044