Meet the Commissioners

  1. District 1
  2. District 2
  3. District 3

John Ford

District 1

John Ford, Chair

Term of Office: Term expires January 2023

John Ford is currently serving his first term as Riley County Commissioner, after being elected in November 2018.

Born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1977

A 32-year resident of Manhattan and Riley County

Lived in Ohio and Kentucky

1995 Graduate of Manhattan High School

2003 Graduate of Manhattan Area Technical School (Building Trades) and served as Student Body Vice President of the Student Government Association

Attended Kansas State University (Construction Science)

Served on the City of Manhattan’s Social Service Advisory Board (2012-2018) and was Vice Chair for 4 years

Served on the Riley County FEMA Board (2013-2018)

Worked on several local as well as Congressional and US Senate Campaigns

Avid fan of Kansas State University and University of Kentucky athletics

In his spare time enjoys sports (football, baseball and college basketball) as well as reading, music and of course politics