1st District Commissioner
I am proud to serve as your 1st District Commissioner. I'm honored to be the one you have turned to as we work together to solve complex issues regarding housing, mental health, public safety, and the needed infrastructure to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing economy and growing population.
I want to hear what services are important to you and what services we can improve upon in the future. You can count on me to work tirelessly to ensure that Johnson County is a great place to live, work, and grow - today and tomorrow.
The 1st District includes Merriam, Mission, Roeland Park, Westwood, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods, Fairway, Mission Hills, Prairie Village, northern Overland Park, and portions of Leawood.
Commissioner's Area of Focus
- Stormwater Management
- Solid Waste and Sustainability
- Mental Health
- Major county projects
- Consolidated Fire District 2
1st District and County Projects
- Meadowbrook Park
- Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment
- Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility
- Antioch Branch Library
- First term expires 2023
- First term, 2019 to present
Board/Committee Assignments as County Commissioner
- Mental Health Advisory Board
- Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee
- Stormwater Management Advisory Council
- Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Board
- MARC - Budget & Personnel Committee
Commissioner Fast has served the community on various other boards.
- Mid-America Regional Council Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee
- Mid-America Regional Council First Tier Suburbs Coalition
- National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee
- Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County
- Johnson County Housing Choices Taskforce
About the Commissioner
Becky Fast has a long history of public service and commitment to the county. She served two terms on the Roeland Park City Council. Fast was also elected unanimously to serve as the Roeland Park City Council President. During her service, she was the Council champion for the renovation of the City’s largest park, community center, and aquatic center that suffered from years of neglect and disrepair.
She is a graduate of the Johnson County Citizens Academy and the Northeast Johnson County Chamber leadership training program. She has participated in the Shawnee Mission School District MVP (my volunteer pal) program, volunteering in her neighborhood schools.
Becky has devoted her life to helping others. She is a life-long educator starting out her career as an elementary education teacher and later teaching at the graduate level as an instructor at Washburn University.
Her passion to make her community and state a better place to live led to pursuing a master’s degrees in public administration and social work from the University of Kansas.
Other experience includes directing public policy research at the University of Kansas, working closely with the Kansas legislature. She also served as the director of constituent services for former Congressman Dennis Moore. In that role, she helped cities in northeast Johnson County access federal funds to improve storm water management and the Turkey Creek Streamway conservation and trail corridor.
Becky cares deeply about her community and gives back through many volunteer efforts. She is an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village. She has served on committees with the United Way of Greater Kansas City and on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Families for Public Education and the Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County.