2020 GAC Chair – Joe Riedel, Straub Construction Company
2020 GAC Vice Chair – Rebecca Galati, Evergy
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs works as an advocate for your business at the local, state and federal levels to pursue policies that promote a strong business environment and support business growth. As a Chamber of Commerce member, you will have access to reports that will inform you on what you need to know about how these governments are working with businesses. The Chamber also organizes forums and debates to give members access to elected officials and business leaders. This important part of the Chamber works with a team of volunteers that represent the Chamber membership, nearly 650 members strong, and develops business position statements and voices of support together. Members interested in joining the Governmental Affairs Committee should contact Ann Smith-Tate at 913.631.6545.
Updates from Topeka
Join us for the 2020 Legislative Breakfast Series
The Shawnee Chamber, in coordination with the Johnson County Public Policy Council, sponsors 2 Legislative Breakfasts and 2 Legislative Lunches with Legislators throughout the year. They are held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City-Overland Park and on:
- Breakfast – Saturday, January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 A.M.
- Breakfast – Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 A.M.
- Lunch – Tuesday, April 7, 2020 @ 12:00 P.M.
- Lunch – Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 12:00 P.M.
Tickets are $27 for members for Breakfast/$33 for members for Lunch, $32 for non-members for Breakfast/$38 for members for Lunch. A $112 four breakfast package price is also available for members. Contact The Chamber to purchase tickets.
Directory of Elected Officials
City of Shawnee City Council Mailing Address
City of Shawnee City Council Office
11110 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66203
Office phone: 913.631.2500
Mayor, Michelle Distler| email
For a complete contact listing, click here to the City of Shawnee’s website.
Board of County Commissioners
Mailing Address for all County Commissioners:
County Administration Building, Suite 3300
111 South Cherry Street
Olathe, Kansas 66061 -3486
Office Fax: 913.715.0440
The Honorable Ed Eilert
Chairman of the Board
Office Phone: 913.715.0430 | email
The Honorable Becky Fast
Commissioner, First District
Office Phone: 913.715.0431 | email
The Honorable Jim Allen
Commissioner, Second District
Office Phone: 913.715.0432 | email
The Honorable Michael Ashcraft
Commissioner, Fifth District
Office Phone: 913.715.0435 | email
The Honorable Mike Brown
Commissioner, Sixth District
Office Phone: 913.715.0436 | email
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts
U.S. Representative Sharice Davids
State of Kansas
Governor Laura Kelly
Rep. Tom Cox, District 17
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, District 18
Local: 913.268.9061 or 816.225.0580
Rep. Susan Ruiz, District 23
Rep. Owen Donohoe, District 39