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Joseph M. Connor

Joe Connor was appointed Interim Assistant County Administrator position in April, 2014. As assistant county administrator, Connor is responsible for managing major projects, leading recruitment and hiring efforts for executive-level positions, providing direct oversight of Procurement, Information Technology, Emergency Management, Human Resources, Public Health and other divisions as assigned; supervising and directing staff; expediting resolution of certain matters in the County Administrators Office and providing special research and support to the County Administrator.


Before Connor’s appointment to the position of County Administrator, he served as the Director of the Public Health Department for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. As Director, he was responsible for managing one of the largest departments in the local government.  The department is made up of four (4) divisions – Personal Health Services, Environmental Health, Air Quality and Emergency Preparedness – and had a staff of 95 employees.


Joe has been employed by the former Wyandotte County government since May, 1985.  He began as a staff accountant for the County Auditor’s office and held business manager’s positions in the Community Corrections, Department of Corrections and the County’s Business Office. While in those positions his duties consisted of administering the inmate funds and commissary for the Adult Detention Center, overseeing the budgets of the Sheriff’s Department and Juvenile Detention Center and implementing centralized purchasing initiatives for the County.


Joe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Emporia State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Saint Mary-Leavenworth.  In addition he has participated in the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce Business/Education Coalition, graduate of Leadership 2000, and currently serving on the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Harvesters-The Community Food Network and is the Chair of the Information Network of Kansas Governing Board.  

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City Hall 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Assistant CA P: (913) 573-5030
701 N. 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5540
9th Floor      
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