Reece stated, “it has been both an honor and a pleasure serving the Pottawatomie County community. I am grateful for the privele to work with the many dedicated men and women that serve the Pottawatomie County community. Following the development and prepadration of the 2020 county budget I have decided to step down as County Administrator and retire from Pottawatomie County.” Reece has been employed by the county for more than 22 years, serving 20 years as county administrator.
Reece has been a public servant for more than 25 years, having also served as a firefighter for the City of Manahattan. He is a Past-President of the National Association of County Administrators and was the 2012 recipient of the Kansas Association of Counties County Official of the Year award. During his tenure the county has experienced significant growth and it’s his wish for that to continue.