County manager jokes about "Richard Ranzau Memorial Grants Page"

A serious topic got a good laugh today at a meeting between Sedgwick County commissioners and county staff.

Sedgwick County has created a page on its website,, that gives residents information about grants the county receives and uses to provide services.

County Manager William Buchanan jokingly called it the “Richard Ranzau Memorial Grants Page.”

Commissioner Richard Ranzau has consistently voted against accepting federal grant dollars, concerned about the nation’s debt.

Ranzau later referred to the page, asking Buchanan “What did you call it? The Richard Ranzau. . . ”

Buchanan answered “That was the bad manager. The good manager has second thoughts.”

Everyone in the room laughed.