William Jr. Johnson

Title: County Administrator
Phone: 316-322-4300

William Johnson Jr.The Butler County Administration Department manages many of the county's business processes including, but not limited to, employment, accounts payable, financial management, annual budget, payroll, employee records, and County Commissioner's meeting agenda items. In addition to the above, this department is the primary contact for the County Administrator and the Board of County Commissioners. Please contact this office for concerns regarding any of the items mentioned above.

Butler County Administrator, Will Johnson has been the County Administrator in Butler County since 2002. Mr. Johnson is a life-long resident of Butler County having lived in the Benton community his entire life. Mr. Johnson attended Circle Schools and then went to Butler Community College on a football scholarship before finishing his career at Friends University in Wichita where he graduated with a degree in Biology and Environmental Sciences. He then went on to achieve a graduate degree in Public Administration from Wichita State University.

Mr. Johnson brings to Butler County over 20 years of local government management working 10 years for the City of Wichita before coming to Butler County. He is a firm believer in giving back to the community and volunteers in Butler County and across the state on several boards and organizations. Below are some of the boards and organizations Mr. Johnson serves and belongs to:

  • Former Chair of the Kansas Association of County Administrators
  • Kansas Association of City / County Managers (KACM)
  • International Association of City / County Managers (ICMA)
  • Chairman Hugo Wall School Advisory Council at WSU
  • Chairman Butler County Wholesale Water District #8

Mr. Johnson is married to his wife Estell who is a consulting engineer with CH2M Hill and they have four children (Nick, Erin, Emma and Weston). Spending time with his family is his greatest hobby. Mr. Johnson is the President of the Benton Sports and Activities Commission in which his children participate, along with being very active in the Butler County 4H rabbit project and showing rabbits state and nationwide with his daughters. Hunting and fishing are two of his favorite pastimes and most springs Mr. Johnson is honored to be able to guide for the Governors One Shot Turkey Hunt.

You only get out of an organization and community what you are willing to give to it, and thus I am highly engaged in the daily activities of our county and state. As individuals, each of us can make Butler County a better place to live, prosper, and raise a family. Butler County is truly one of the best counties in Kansas and the midwest to achieve these goals and I am proud to call it home. - William H. Johnson Jr., Butler County Administrator


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