Cecil R. "Rhu" Harris, Jr. is Hanover's County Administrator, appointed by the Board of Supervisors on November 10, 2004. Rhu Harris had been Interim County Administrator since May 28, 2004. He has been with Hanover County since 1984, when he was hired as Assistant Director of Finance and became Finance Director in 1987.
He served as Acting Assistant County Administrator from 1990 to 1991, when he was appointed Director of Finance and Administration. He became Assistant County Administrator for Finance and Administration in 1994 and was appointed Deputy County Administrator in 1998.
Hanover's County Administrator is responsible for implementing the policies and procedures established by the Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator is the chief executive of the County government. He also directly supervises the departments of Human Resourcesand Economic Development.