Phillip (Phil) Smith-Hanes was appointed Saline County Administrator effective December 2, 2019. A native of the Flint Hills region of Kansas and a graduate of three Kansas universities, Phil started his career in local government with the League of Kansas Municipalities and Sedgwick County before moving to the West Coast for 15 years, where he worked for both a city and a county in California. In 2016, he returned to his home state to become County Administrator in Ellis County before moving to Saline County.
Phil and his family reside in Salina. His work with the Board of County Commissioners is governed by a contract.