FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 18, 2019
FINNEY COUNTY – County Administrator Randall (Randy) Partington announced his resignation from Finney County this week. His last day will be February 14th, 2020. Mr. Partington accepted a position as the Administrator for Reno County, Kansas.
The Board of Commissioners have much to say about Randy and well wishes for his future endeavors. “This Board has given Randy additional responsibilities and he always rose to the challenge,” says Commission Chairman Dr. Bill Clifford. “He evolved the position of Administrator and saw us through multiple transitions. He has definitely set a high bar for the next Finney County Administrator.”
Commissioner Dave Jones recalls how Randy brought together diverse ideas from a variety of Board members in the years he’s spent at Finney County. “He’s brought a youthful exuberance to the job and done well to bring a common consensus for the good of Finney County. We wish him well in his future at Reno County,” says Jones.
During his nine years as the Finney County Administrator, Mr. Partington oversaw several projects for the betterment of the taxpayers, including many sales tax initiatives for new facilities and improved roads and bridges. He’s also led Finney County to take a priority-based budgeting approach and implement a ‘high-performance organization’ leadership model. With Mr. Partington’s management, Finney County has seen multiple projects succeed, resulting in industry attraction and expansion. His leadership paved the way for increased technology use, County benefits, and recognition such as a new employee wellness program, a new County logo, and other increased efficiencies.
“I think this change is a great opportunity for Randy,” says Commissioner Larry Jones. “With all of his leadership training, I can see how he wants to move into another challenge.” Jones says he doesn’t think Finney County will have any problems finding another administrator to take over the job. “Randy’s leaving Finney County in a better position, financially and otherwise, than when he first started, with all he’s accomplished. It’s been fun to watch him grow as a leader.”
Randy worked 12 years total for Finney County. He says, “I have thoroughly enjoyed the time that I spent living and working here. The citizens, County staff, and community partners are all wonderful. Finney County will always be special to me and will be missed. Thank you, Finney County.”
Finney County has begun the recruitment process to find the best candidate to replace Mr. Partington. We expect this process to take two to three months and we will consider an interim replacement in the meantime.
For more information about the recruitment and hiring process at Finney County, contact Darlene Lucas, Human Resources Director, at (620) 272-3542.