Douglas County Commissioners today gave themselves and other elected department heads a pay raise.
Commissioners will see their pay increase next month from $21,507 to $32,552.
Other pay raises are: Sheriff Ken McGovern, $87,464 to $104,104; Treasurer Paula Gilchrist, $58,411 to $68,369; County Clerk Jamie Shew $56,264 to $68,369; and Register of Deeds Kay Pesnell, $63,044 to $71,801.
The pay increases are based on a survey of the pay received by county officials in other Kansas counties. The survey was conducted by Assistant County Administrator Pam Madl.
The raises were approved at this morning's commission meeting.