County Counselor

The Geary County Counselor Office was established as an official county position in February 1988 and became an official county department on January 3, 2017.


The role of the County Counselor is statutory, but essentially provides that the counselor acts as legal advisor to the Board of County Commissioners, and other elected and appointed officials.  The scope of the advice is varied and ranges from employment matters to zoning, fencing, roads and bridges, contracts, benefit districts, taxes and other matters civil in nature.  The Counselor’s primary obligation is to the County, and its Board of County Commissioners, not individuals, and acts in conjunction with the County’s insurance carrier, KCAMP.