Maury Thompson became the deputy county manager on Aug. 26, 2018, after previously serving as the assistant county manager since January 7, 2013. He previously served as executive director of Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) for five years.
Thompson began his career at JCDS in January 1986, serving as community living coordinator from 1993-97, and residential supports coordinator from 1997-2001 when he left to become executive director of Tri-Valley Developmental Services in Chanute, Kan. He also served as mayor of Chanute from 2006-07; was a member of the Chanute City Commission (2005-06); and served as president of the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism in 2004.
He returned to Johnson County as executive director of JCDS on April 1, 2007.
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, Mo., in 1998.
He, and his wife, Angie, have two daughters, Taylor and Morgan.