(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 14, 2023) Brittany Phillips started work July 6th as the new Budget and Finance Officer for Riley County. She joins the organization from Chapman, Kansas where she most recently served as Board Treasurer for the Chapman Unified School District, USD 473. Brittany also has previous municipal budgeting experience as the City Clerk for the City of Chapman.
“Brittany brings both expertise and enthusiasm to the Riley County team,” said County Clerk Rich Vargo. “Her strategic financial and analytical skills, along with her knowledge of the Flint Hills Region will be tremendous assets for the organization as well as the people of Riley County. We’re very pleased to have her on board.”
Phillips primary responsibilities will include preparing and coordinating budgets for county programs and departments. She will work closely with Commissioners, Department Heads, and the County Clerk to lead budget discussions. The Riley County Board of County Commissioners will continue budget discussions in July. The Revenue Neutral Rate announcement must be declared by July 20 and the final 2024 Riley County budget must be adopted by October 1, 2023.
She will also ensure all approved budgeted transfers are completed annually and present all necessary budget amendments to the Board of Commissioners for approval and submittal to the State of KS prior to year-end.
“I wanted to work for Riley County because I love municipal finance. It might be weird to say but I truly enjoy it,” said Phillips.
Brittany is a mom to two boys, Connor and Henry, ages eight and two. The Phillips family also has a German Shephard named Luna.
Darell Edie previously held the position and retired in June 2023.