The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.
The County Manager (Hannes Zacharias) is the chief administrative officer of Johnson County Government and is responsible for its executive functions.
The County Manager is assisted by a Deputy County Manager (Penny Postoak Ferguson), and two Assistant County Managers (Maury L.Thompson and J. Joseph Waters), all housed in the County Manager's Office. All agencies and departments within the organization maintain either a direct or a functional reporting relationship with the County Manager’s Office, through one of the four executives.
As County Manager, Zacharias serves as the chief administrative officer, coordinating the delivery of services provided by more than 3,800 employees to the County’s nearly 550,000 residents. He also prepares the County’s annual operating and capital budgets totaling more than $810 million.
As head of the county’s management team, Zacharias is accountable for organizational performance, achievement and service delivery in the daily operations of Johnson County. He also oversees the implementation of policies and directives established by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners.