Tarrant County Commissioners Court announced in a news release Sept. 19 that the County Administration building will be renamed to honor the career of County Administrator G.K. Maenius. The renamed building was unveiled the same day following a Commissioners Court meeting. Maenius announced in June that he will retire Sept. 30 after 35 years of service. According to the release, Maenius is the only county administrator to serve the county and is the longest-serving county administrator in the history of Texas, beginning his term in 1988.


The administration building was established in 1980 and is where Commissioners Court meetings have been held since. Maenius has seen the county population double during his tenure, going from 1.1 million in 1988 to 2.2 million this year. He has worked under four county judges and overseen a government of 4,600 employees with an estimated operating budget of $900 million, according to the news release.

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“We believe naming the County Administration building after G.K. Maenius not only recognizes his remarkable career, but stands as a testament to the legacy he leaves behind, which will continue to have a lasting impact on Tarrant County for many years to come,” County Judge Tim O’Hare said.