Ron Shaffer for District 1 County Commissioner - Johnson County, Kansas

Shaffer Announces Candidacy for First District,
Johnson County Kansas Board of County Commissioners

November 4, 2013

Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer announces that he is running for the Johnson County Kansas Board of County Commissioners for the First District. 

“For over 40 years the Northeast area of Johnson County has been my family’s home.  It has been an honor to represent my friends and neighbors of Prairie Village currently as their Mayor and previously   as a City Council member.   My community service has instilled in me a deep commitment and interest in public service,” said Shaffer.  “In keeping with that spirit, I am excited to announce my candidacy for the First District seat on the Johnson County Kansas Commission.”

Shaffer has served as Mayor of the City of Prairie Village, Kansas for the last fourteen years and Council Member for Ward One for the preceding ten years.  He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Mid-America Regional Council as a past Chair, the National Association of Regional Councils, the United Community Services of Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.  As well, he has also been involved with many other community oriented boards and activities in Johnson County and the metropolitan area.  Shaffer is principal of his Johnson County architectural firm, RLS Architects, which he founded in 1979.

“Johnson County faces many challenges, some of which are:  aging infrastructure, transit, human services, parks and libraries, all subject to budget limitations.” said Shaffer.  “I intend to address these issues and others with thoughtful research towards solutions that will contribute to the continued success of Johnson County as a great place to live, work and play.”      

The First District includes the cities of northeast Johnson County including  Westwood, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods, Roeland Park, Fairway, Mission Hills, Mission, Prairie Village, Merriam, Overland Park north of 75th Street and Leawood north of 143rd Street.