5th District Commissioner
I am honored to serve the residents of eastern Olathe and Lenexa south of 87th Street Parkway. The 5th District is the heart of Johnson County, and I appreciate your interest in your local government and look forward to hearing about your interests, concerns, ideas and views on how I can better serve the 5th District and the Johnson County community as a member of the Board of County Commissioners.
Commissioner's Areas of Focus
- Evidence (Performance) based decision making
- Value based program management
5th District and County Projects
- Tomahawk Wastewater Treatment facility
- Watershed Management efforts
- Lenexa City Center Library
- Johnson County Courthouse
- Medical Examiner Facility
- Major county projects
- Third term expires 2023
- Second term, 2015 to 2019
- First term, 2011 to 2015
Board/Committee Assignments as County Commissioner
- Developmental Supports Governing Board
- Investment Review Group (2-year liaison)
- Community Corrections Advisory Board
- MARC - 911 Committee
- Metropolitan Culture Commission (Bi-State)
- Ashcraft & Associates, Principal
- ETC Institute, Senior Consultant 2009-Present
About the Commissioner
Commissioner Ashcraft works as a consultant with various organizational management teams applying over 20 years of experience working with state and local governments and private sector companies. He served with the Illinois Auditor General's Office before creating the expanded scope audit function for the City of Tulsa, OK and serving as the first legislative post-audit City Auditor for Scottsdale, AZ. Later, he was Comptroller for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, he also served as Team Leader of the Education Committee charged with re-engineering statewide education efforts for the Oklahoma Governor's Performance Improvement Team.
From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Ashcraft was the Organizational Effectiveness Consultant with the city of Olathe. He led award-winning community based strategic planning efforts for Olathe in 2000 and 2003. He also developed and led an award winning facilitation program which received recognition both regionally and nationally.
Currently, as the Principal of his own firm (Ashcraft & Associates) and a Senior Consultant with ETC Institute, Ashcraft offers tailored consulting services for public and private sector leaders who are concerned about people and process issues. He employs a wide variety of techniques and tools acquired throughout his diverse career to enable leaders to meet the challenges they face while building relationships and improving performance. Ashcraft focuses on enhancing attitude, aptitude and altitude for individuals, groups and communities.
Ashcraft earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Alabama and studied public administration at the University of Kansas (2009-2010).