Maury Thompson

Maury Thompson assumed his new role as deputy county manager on Aug. 26 after serving in the role on an interim basis since January 2018. Prior to that, Thompson served as assistant county manager since January 2013.
The deputy county manager is a highly visible position that reports directly to the county manager and oversees, supports and provides strategic direction to several county departments. The position is the deputy chief administrative officer for the organization.
“I am pleased to serve our organization in this capacity and look forward to continued work with our approximately 4,000 employees who strive daily to provide the highest quality programs and services to the residents of Johnson County,” said Thompson.
Thompson began his career within the organization at Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) in 1986, serving in multiple roles. In 2001, he left to serve as executive director at Tri-Valley Developmental Services in Chanute, Kansas. There, he served as president of the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism (2004), as a member of the Chanute City Commission (2005-06) and as mayor of Chanute (2006-07).
In 2007, Thompson returned to JCDS to serve as executive director until joining the Johnson County Manager’s Office as assistant county manager in 2013.
Thompson received his bachelor’s degree in political science and criminal justice with a minor in business administration in 1984 from Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a master’s degree in public administration from Park College Graduate School of Public Affairs, Kansas City, Missouri, in 1998. He has also served in a variety of civic leadership roles in the areas of public safety and community services and is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the Kansas Association of City/County Management.