Dickinson County Commissioners have selected Janelle Dockendorf to serve as county administrator, beginning in mid-December. Dockendorf has served as budget director since joining the county 15 years ago and in January 2022 she also was named assistant county administrator. Dockendorf will become county administrator following the Dec. 17 retirement of long-time county administrator Brad Homman. Commissioners made the announcement during their Thursday, Oct. 20 meeting. Dockendorf has long been associated with the inner workings of both county and city government. Before coming to Dickinson County in 2007, Dockendorf spent nine years with the City of Abilene, including six years as finance director. She first joined the city in 1993, starting as a 911 dispatcher (Abilene handled emergency communications at that time), moved to utility clerk andthen finance director. Dockendorf said one of her first considerations as county administrator will be to hire a finance or budget director and, hopefully, groom them to become assistant county administrator as part of the succession planning.