2009StateLegislativeAgenda2The 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.

2017 GAC Chair – Heidi Thummel, GBA-Architects and Engineers 
2017 GAC Co-Chair – Phil Hammond, The Land Source

November 7, 2017 Fall Election – Local elected officials are responsible for decisions that most impact your community and your daily life.  Be sure you make your voice heard with an educated vote! Click here for important dates you need to know prior to the election.  

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce 2017  State Legislative Agenda 
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Johnson County Public Policy Council 2017 Kansas State Legislative Platform 

Coalitions of Local Chambers 2017 Position Statements 

 VoteJoco! For all things voting, check out

Community priorities according to Shawnee voters 
Shawnee voters say education, economic development & job growth, and crime & public safety are top priorities.   See the results according to registered voters in Shawnee .

Johnson County Survey 
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce joined with other Johnson County Chambers to support and invest in a community scan of Johnson County voters and businesses focused on determining community priorities. The results verify the continuation of long-term community priorities.

View the summary detailed voter results, detailed business results.

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

Council Members:

Ward I
     Dan Pflumm | email 
    Jim Neighbor | email

Ward II
     Dr. Mike Kemmling | email
    Eric Jenkins | email

Ward III
     Stephanie Meyer | email
    Jeff Vaught | email

Ward IV
     Michael (Mickey) Sandifer | email
     Brandon Kenig | 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 Ronald L. “Ron” Schaffer
Commissioner, First District
Office Phone: 913.715.0431 | email

The Honorable Jim Allen
Commissioner, Second District
Office Phone: 913.715.0432 | email

The Honorable Steven Klika
Commissioner, Third District
Office Phone: 913.715.0433 | email
The Honorable Jason Osterhaus
Commissioner, Fourth District
Office Phone: 913.715.0434 | email

The Honorable Michael Ashcraft
Commissioner, Fifth District
Office Phone: 913.715.0435 | email

The Honorable John Toplikar
Commissioner, Sixth District
Office Phone: 913.715.0436 | email

U.S. Congress
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts

U.S. Representative Kevin Yoder

State of Kansas 
Governor Sam Brownback

State Representatives 
Rep. Tom Cox, District 17  
Topeka: 785.296.7331
Local: 913.593-7464

Rep. Cindy Neighbor, District 18
Topeka: 785.296.7690
Local: 913.268.9061 or 816.225.0580

Rep. Linda Gallagher, District 23 
Topeka: 785.296.7482  
Local: 913.631.3512

Rep. Shelee Brim, District 39 
Topeka: 785.296.7675
Local: 913.207.1557

State Senators  
Sen. Mary Pilcher Cook, Senate District 10  
Topeka: 785.296.7362
Local: 913.396.9306


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