Montgomery County Treasurer
John McManus is proud to serve the residents of our community as Montgomery County Treasurer. He was elected to the position in November of 2020 and assumed office in September of 2021. As Treasurer, John is responsible for the collection of property taxes and assessments, the safeguarding of county funds, and the careful management of the county’s investment portfolio. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Montgomery County Land Bank, and is committed to helping our neighborhoods turn delinquent, neglected, and abandoned properties back to productive use.
As Treasurer, John serves on a number of boards and commissions in a variety of capacities, including: Chairman of the Montgomery County Investment Advisory Committee; Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Revision; Chairman of the Montgomery County Microfilm Board; Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Budget Commission; Treasurer of the Montgomery County Community Improvement Corporation; Member of the Montgomery County Automated Data Processing Board; and Member of the Montgomery County Land Bank Board of Directors.
Prior to his role as Treasurer, John served as Chief Deputy in the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office. As Chief Deputy, John was responsible for the management and oversight of the Criminal, Civil, Domestic Relations, Appellate, Records, and Bookkeeping and Finance Departments for the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts. He was also responsible for the management and oversight of the Clerk’s Help Center.
During and prior to his role as Chief Deputy Clerk, John served 150,000 residents of Dayton, Riverside, Trotwood, Harrison Township and Jefferson Township as a member of the Dayton Board of Education from 2016 to 2020. John was elected to the position in 2015, while still a full-time student in law school at the University of Dayton. John held various positions during his four years of service, including as Board Vice President and Chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee, charged with oversight of the District’s Treasury.
Prior to moving from Memphis to Dayton to pursue higher education, John worked in state and federal government in a number of capacities. After graduating from college, John served as a White House Staff Assistant in the administration of President George W. Bush. He was assigned to the Executive Office of the President. He served as Legislative Liaison and Public Information Officer for Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, advocating for more efficient human resource policies for state government. Additionally, John served as a Regulatory and Publications Specialist for Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. In this role, John was responsible for regulatory assignments related to all of state government’s departments, agencies, boards, and commissions.
John holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Memphis. He is married and resides in Centerville.