City Manager

The City Manager reports directly to the City Council and is responsible for implementing the policy direction of the City Council. The City Manager submits an annual budget, advises the Council on matters affecting the City, administers and oversees City operation, and appoints and removes all City personnel.

The City Manager receives a large volume of email daily and each one is important! Please be patient if you do not receive an immediate response.

Mr. Deardoff began his tenure as City Manager of Hutchinson on March 7, 2005. Prior to Hutchinson, John served as City Manager in Dodge City, Kansas 1994-2005; Assistant City Manager of Hutchinson 1989-1994; and City Manager of Sterling, Kansas 1985-1989. John has spent his entire professional career serving cities in Kansas and believes in responsible, effective, and efficient city government.