John Phillips2019-10-25T11:25:56+00:00

John Phillips | Adams County Controller

The Qualifications and the Character to Supervise County Funds

What Does the County Controller Do?

  • The Controller supervises the financial accounts of the county including
    • Auditing accounts of County offices
    • Authorizing all County payments
    • Advising County Officials on financial controls
  • The Controller is a voting member of the Salary Board and of the Prison Board
  • The Controller is the check and balance ensuring County funds are spent in accordance with law


Relevant Experience

  • Graduated in 1979 from Gettysburg High School
  • Earned an electrical engineering degree from Bucknell University
  • Served as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of Commander
  • Managed programs and systems engineering groups in the private sector
  • Appointed Chief Financial Officer for a $17 billion federal procurement, creating the financial and audit processes necessary to meet federal acquisition requirements
  • Directed financial and business operation for a $100 million advanced naval systems group
  • Earned a law degree from Rutgers Law – Camden
  • Twelve years as an Attorney in Adams County, with municipal government experience
  • Active in the community through the Adams County Community Foundation, Rotary Club of Gettysburg and other nonprofit organizations


Qualified to Serve asĀ CONTROLLER