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County Manager's Office

Penny Postoak Ferguson
County Manager

The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective, efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation and continuous improvement.

The county manager 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 and two assistant county managers, 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, the chief administrative officer coordinates the delivery of services provided by more than 4,000 employees to the county’s more than 600,000 residents, and prepares the county’s annual operating and capital budgets totaling more than $1 billion.

As head of the county’s management team, the county manager is accountable for organizational performance, achievement and service delivery in the daily operations of Johnson County, and oversees the implementation of policies and directives established by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.