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Board of County Commissioners

Phone: 913-715-0430

111 S Cherry, Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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District 2 Commissioner

James (Jim) P. Allen

913-715-0432 | jim.allen@jocogov.org

district two commissionerThe Second District, which covers the upper north-central sector of Johnson County, is defined by flourishing communities and neighborhoods, award-winning schools, and a vibrant business community. The cities of Shawnee and Lake Quivira and the northern half of Lenexa are included in the Second District, along with a small southeast portion of Bonner Springs.

About the Commissioner

Term Information:

  • Third term expires on Jan. 11, 2021
  • Sworn into office on Jan. 9, 2017

2016 Board/Committee Assignments as County Commissioner:

  • Library Board
  • Commission on Aging
  • Solid Waste Management Committee
  • MARC 911 Committee


  • Emporia State University, Bachelor of Arts
  • Rockhurst College, Masters in Business Administration


  • State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Former Mayor of Shawnee, 1993-2004


Commissioner Jim Allen is a 2nd District native – born and reared in Shawnee where he continues to work and live.

He attended elementary and secondary school at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, where he has been a lifelong member, and received degrees from Johnson County Community College (AA degree in 1971), Emporia State University (B.A. degree in 1973), and Rockhurst College (MBA degree in 1978).

Allen has been a State Farm Insurance agent for 37 years. He served as mayor of Shawnee from 1993-2004 and represented Ward 1 on the Shawnee City Council from 1989-1993 and Ward 4 from 1983-1987.

He has served as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and has been chairman of the Shawnee Sister Cities Committee since 2006. He also was a Grand Knight in the Shawnee Council Knights of Columbus from 1984-86.

Jim and his wife Julie have four sons – Zack, Josh, Nick, and Justin, and three grandchildren - Abby, Reese and Flynn.

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