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

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

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: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article31003458.html#storylink=cpy

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 @ 3:27PM

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 joining us today for the 2015 State of the County Address. I’d like to express my appreciation to the Johnson County Public Policy Council for their support in coordinating today’s…

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 @ 4:27PM

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

Excerpt from Kansas City Star article: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article3790919.html#storylink=cpy Crowds braved frigid temperatures to gather at Veterans Memorial Park in Gardner for Johnson County’s 28th annual ceremony, which coincided with the 60th anniversary of Veterans Day. The cold forced the county to cancel a scheduled parade, but didn’t stop the tribute to…

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 @ 2:06PM

Ed Eilert wins second term as Johnson County Commission chairman

From the Kansas City Star – 11/5/2014 – http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article3569325.html BY RICK MONTGOMERY THE KANSAS CITY STAR 11/04/2014 10:33 PM   Johnson County voters on Tuesday re-elected Ed Eilert to serve a second term as chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. Eilert, a former longtime mayor of Overland Park, withstood a…

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 @ 3:43PM

Ed Eilert fits the bill as Johnson County chairman – KC Star

Ed Eilert fits the bill as Johnson County chairman BY STEVE ROSE – SPECIAL TO THE STAR 10/18/2014 10:00 AM 10/18/2014 5:44 PM Johnson County Chairman Ed Eilert wins the platinum award for his achievements in keeping taxes low while still providing excellent services. If you wanted to do a…

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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…

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