Johnson County manager to retire
Johnson County Manager Michael B. Press, who has served at the helm of Johnson County Government for almost a decade, plans to retire in six months.
Press began his career with county government 32 years ago as a paramedic.
He ends his career as the county’s chief executive officer and accountable for organizational performance, achievement, and service delivery of more than 4,000 employees, 38 departments and agencies, and a FY 2009 budget of $736.3 million.
His retirement becomes effective April 1, 2009.
“It’s time to end this chapter of my life and to start a new one,” Press said in a statement. “It has been a tremendous ride in a wonderful community with terrific people. Public service has been a great career with a lifetime of memories, and it’s been simply a lot of fun.”