John J. Deardoff

City Manager
Title: City Manager
Phone: 620-694-2611

Public Service
John Deardoff began his public administration career as an administrative assistant for the City of Dodge City, Kansas, from 1979 to 1985. He then became the City Manager of Sterling, Kansas, from 1985 to 1989. Mr. Deardoff moved to Hutchinson to work as Assistant City Manager from 1989 to 1994, and left Hutchinson to continue his public service as City Manager of Dodge City from 1994 to 2005. He returned to Hutchinson to become City Manager in March of 2005.

Mr. Deardoff is a 1979 graduate of St. Mary of Plains College in Dodge City with a Bachelor of Political Science, and a Master of Urban Affairs from Wichita State University in 1984. He is also a 1994 graduate of Leadership Hutchinson and a 1998 graduate of Leadership Kansas. In 1998, Mr. Deardoff was honored as the Hugo Wall Alumni of the Year by Wichita State University.

Other Activities
Mr. Deardoff served as President of the League of Kansas Municipalities in 2013-2014. He is also a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and has continued his commitment to professional development by becoming an ICMA Credentialed Manager. Additionally, Mr. Deardoff is a member of the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM), in which he served as President in 2002. He is also a member of the Hutchinson Rotary Club.

Mr. Deardoff and his wife Jerri have 3 daughters, Lindsay, Lacey and Taylor. He has served as a volunteer of United Way of Reno County as Board President and as Chair of the 2007 United Way Campaign. Mr. Deardoff also served on the Board of Trustees for the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. 

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