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Johnson County surges ahead by passing needed tax increase for better parks, libraries, transit

Friday, August 14th, 2015 @ 2:14PM

With calm but outstanding leadership by chairman Ed Eilert, the Johnson County Commission on Thursday morning approved a modest property tax increase to upgrade the county’s parks, libraries and transit system. Read more here:

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

2015 State of the County Address

March 24 Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, Jason, for that kind introduction. Thanks to all of you for...

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Excerpt: In tribute to veterans, gratitude is the order of the day in Gardner

Excerpt from Kansas City Star article: Crowds braved frigid temperatures to gather at Veterans Memorial Park in Gardner for...


The Issues

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 @ 8:02PM

My Priorities as County Chair

As Chairman of the Johnson County Commission my priorities will continue to be: PUBLIC SAFETY – Sheriff’s Department, Med-Act Services and Fire District responsibilities are basic needs that must be properly funded. EDUCATION – The cornerstone of our county’s success has been the quality of our K-12 and higher education…