Public Works

The Ellis County Public Works Department consists of the following offices:


Collectively, these offices manage public infrastructure, provide essential services, and administrate policies and regulations affecting both public / private facilities and environmental / developmental activities.


Representatives from Kansas Department of Transportation presented Commissioner Marcy McClelland and the Ellis County Public Works Department with the KCA/KDOT Excellence in Partnering Award for the Chetolah Gold/180th Avenue Bridge Project completed in the summer of 2016. The award category was for KDOT Dist. 3 under $1.5M.  The partners included in the projects were KDOT, Ellis County, King Construction, Cahoj Earthworks and Kirkham-Michael Engineering. No injuries were reported during the entirety of this project.

“Robbie Graf is here today representing her late husband Mike Graf. Mike, who was my predecessor as Public Works Director, had started this project many years ago and I would like to recognize his service.” Bill Ring, Public Works Director.

“When the Citizens spend a million dollars, here is what you spent your money on. We should have a bridge there for a long time.” Curt Hoffman, Road and Bridge Supervisor.