County Administration

County Administrator


The position of County Administrator was originally created by the County Commission in 2010. It is currently governed by Resolution No. R-2017-5.


What We Do


The County Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Ellis County and also serves as Human Resources Management Officer.  The Administrator is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners for the efficient, effective, ethical and responsive administration of County services and programs and assures that state and federal laws and County resolutions and policies are enforced.

Who We Are


The County Administrator's Office currently consists of two employees:
  • Janet Schmidt serves the County as HR Generalist. She works with employee recruitment, new employee orientation, recordkeeping, payroll and benefits. Prior to coming to Ellis County, Janet had many years of experience in private-sector human resources. 
  • Darin Myers is serving as the Interim County Administrator effective December 1, 2019. Darin previously served as the County's Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management.

Contact Us


If you have a matter to discuss with the County Administrator, or if you wish to be placed on the County Commission agenda, please email Darin Myers or call (785) 628-9410.