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County Administrator's Office

Barry Burton, County AdministratorThe County Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer for the county government, an organization of more than 2,800 employees and a $485 million budget. The average resident likely doesn’t recognize all the things that are happening behind the scenes to ensure your taxpayer dollars are being spent effectively and efficiently.

Some of the County Administrator's primary responsibilities include:

The County Administrator’s Office strives to provide the best possible, most fiscally responsible services to the citizens of Lake County. Residents, businesses and public officials can contact the County Administrator’s Office for additional information regarding any county government program or service.


County government departments reporting to the County Administrator include Human Resources and Risk Management, Department of Finance and Administrative Services, Information and Technology, Chief County Assessment Office, Public Works, Division of Transportation, Planning, Building and Development, Veteran’s Assistance and Winchester House.

The County Administrator’s Office also serves as a liaison to departments that have a voter elected department head and departments that report to an independent board or commission.

There are several divisions within the County Administrator's Office:

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