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John McManus is proud to serve 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, 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.

Prior to being elected Treasurer, John served as a member of the Board of Education of the Dayton City School District, representing 150,000 residents across Dayton, Riverside, Trotwood, Harrison Township and Jefferson Township. 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 Finance Chairman. His term of office was from 2016 to 2020. 

Aside from his elected roles, John has proudly spent his entire career in the public sector. Before and during his time as a member of the Dayton Board of Education, John served as Chief Deputy Clerk of the Legal Division of the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts. As Chief Deputy, John was responsible for the management and oversight of the Criminal, Civil, Domestic Relations, Appellate, Records, and Bookkeeping & Finance Departments for the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts.

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.

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