Human Resources

Darlene Lucas, Director of Human Resources (HR)

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"My goal is to help Finney County provide fair and equitable wages to our employees and create a culture of positive employee engagement."
Darlene is from Satanta, Kansas and currently resides in Haskell County, neighbor to Finney.

She began her career with Finney County as the HR Director in 2012.

Darlene directly supervises two employees while managing employee relations, recruitment, retention, training, payroll, and benefits. Since she provides support to department directors in administrative functions and personnel, Darlene wants employees and citizens to know they can approach her with their concerns. She cares about solving problems.

Since arriving in Finney County, Darlene is proud to see the centralized, organized process that is now the standard of the HR department.

"My favorite thing about working for Finney County is seeing the tax dollars reach every stage of life, from women's health to the Senior Center, and everything sprinkled in between - I feel good about being a part of that."

Darlene earned her Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology. She currently serves as the President of the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Southwest Kansas chapter, served as regional director on the state SHRM council, and holds two human resources certifications. 

Darlene is an avid reader, a 1970's rock concert fanatic, and she's crazy in love with her three granddaughters who live here in Finney County.