Dale Phillips, Barton County Road and Bridge, Noxious Weed and Memorial Parks Director, was named as the 2013 Highway Official of the Year by the Kansas County Highway Association.
The award was presented to Phillips at the Kansas Association of Counties Annual meeting in Wichita. Phillips has served the county since 1973. Dale began his employment with Barton County in the Road and Bridge Department in September of 1973. He transferred to the Noxious Weed Department in March of 1974 and was appointed director in January of 1976. He added director of the Road and Bridge Dept to his title in 1989. After 28 years of County service, a lot of water has gone under the bridges however progress and quality workmanship is always his “Goal for Life”.