New manager of community services committed to growth of Overland Park neighborhoods

Vincent Jones is the City of Overland Park’s new Manager of Community Services, following many years working for the City. He replaces former manager Jerry Anderson, who retired last December.

Jones has served in this role in the interim, managing the Planning and Development Services Department’s community services division. Now in this position permanently, he will continue to oversee code compliance for homes and rental properties — specifically, property maintenance inspections and the rental licensing program.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to further my career with the City, and community services is where I want to be,” Jones said. “By ensuring properties are well maintained and following code requirements, I am committed to the growth and vibrance of Overland Park’s neighborhoods.”

Jones has always brought a community focus to his work, making it a point to build relationships with residents throughout the city. He hopes to continue this focus, whether working with a homeowner to resolve a code violation or helping a landlord through the rental licensing process.

“We are happy to have quality professionals working for the City who uphold our values,” Jack Messer, Director of Planning and Development Services, said. “Vincent will continue that legacy in leading this part of the Planning and Development Services Department, continuing Overland Park’s pursuit of building a lasting quality of life for our residents,” 

Jones has been with the City since 2004, previously overseeing property maintenance codes as code compliance supervisor. He has over 20 years of property maintenance experience in city government. Previously, he worked as a code enforcement officer for the City of Kansas City, Mo.

Jones grew up in Overland Park and is a graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School, located across the street from his office in the Myron E. Scafe Building. He attended Arizona State University and currently lives in Lenexa with his wife and four children.

“Overland Park is my hometown. I am proud of my hometown, my parents are proud of our hometown, and as Manager of Community Services, I am committed to making Overland Park the best it can be,” Jones said.