Dave Ross, Rock Island County Administrator
The County Administrator is the Chief Administrative officer of the County and is responsible to the County Board for the management of the County’s day-to-day operations. The Administrator supports the information and policy-making needs of the County Board, implements Board decisions and directives, and submits to the County Board an annual budget. The position oversees a budget of approximately $82 million and 800 employees.
Dave Ross was appointed County Administrator in early 2015. He has over 28 years of public sector experience, he holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration, an executive master’s degree in public administration, PhD in financial management, he is an International City/County Manager Credentialed Manager, and he is a graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with the public and encouraging employees to always provide excellent customer service. For many years, local governments have been challenged to provide excellent services for the public with limited resources. I’ve been very fortunate to have been part of a team that works together to accomplish the goal of providing excellent public services in a fiscally responsible manner.”