6th District Commissioner
I am a lifetime Johnson Countian with deep roots in the 6th district. I hail from a large civically engaged family. Caring about community and people have been core values in my life.
The 6th District includes the bulk of Johnson County’s unincorporated area that stretches to the southern and western county lines. It is an area marked by the traditions and hallmarks of original small towns. Approximately 36 percent of the county’s 477 square miles remains unincorporated, even though Johnson County’s population has passed the half-million mark. In addition to the rural area, the 6th District includes the communities of Gardner, De Soto and Edgerton, along with the western portions of the city of Olathe, and parts of Spring Hill. The district also includes the townships of Gardner, Lexington, McCamish and Olathe.
Commissioner's Areas of Focus
6th District and County Projects
- First term expires 2025
- First term, 2021 to present
Board/Committee Assignments as County Commissioner
- Vice Chair
- Airport Commission
- Northwest Consolidated Zoning Board
- Southwest Consolidated Zoning Board
- Aging Commission
- Audit Committee
- BOCC liaison to Northwest Consolidated fire board
- BOCC liaison to Fire District 1 board
About the Commissioner
Born and raised in Olathe, Kansas, Commissioner Allenbrand has been working and serving the community since she was 14. She worked in the cornfields in nearby farms raising money to help take care of her parents. Her upbringing substantiated a work ethic and strong leadership throughout her personal and professional experiences. She has worked as an owner and operator of senior care facilities and has served as a developer and consultant for businesses ranging from healthcare, golf course clubhouses, and commercial and residential design.
Commissioner Allenbrand has ties to Johnson County Government. She has been an employee of Johnson County Park & Recreation District as Director of the Olathe Senior Center and received an award from Gary Hailer for appreciation of personal dedication and outstanding service. She also served on the board of The Theatre in the Park. She has worked with her son to start Tiff Tiff's Warrior Fund for Adolescent Sexual Assault Survivors. Funds raised by the fund benefit the Friends of Johnson County Mental Health Center.
Commissioner Allenbrand has been involved in the civic community for decades as a leader and volunteer and has supported the Olathe community at large. She is a member of the National Association of Planning Councils, American Health Care Association, 100 Women in Giving Olathe Schools, and Women Who Mean Business. She is the Founder of the Shirley Fund for Cardiology Health at The University of Kansas Health Systems (UKHS). She has been appointed to the Heart-Funding Council, UKHS, and Olathe Planning Commission. Commissioner Allenbrand belongs to the Olathe, Overland Park, Gardner and De Soto Chambers of Commerce.
Shirley resides in Olathe with Chase and Scout, her Havanese dogs. She raised two children in Johnson County and later welcomed a step-daughter into the family. Today, she enjoys taking time to spoil her four grandchildren.