The County Administrator is appointed by the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners to implement board policies, oversee the daily activities of the County, serve as the Chief Administrative Officer, and supervise the appointed department heads within the County. Departments work together to provide the best possible service to the residents of Van Buren County. 

On October 17, 2022, Ryan Post, the former Van Buren County Finance Director, was selected to hold the position of County Administrator by the Board of Commissioners. At the January 24th, 2023 Board of Commissioners meeting, Ryan Post announced his resignation from Van Buren County at the beginning of March. The Board decided to appoint Charles Norton, the former Information Services Director, as the Interim Deputy County Administrator.