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Board of County Commissioners

Phone: 913-715-0430

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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1st District Commissioner

Ron Shaffer

913-715-0431 | Ron.Shaffer@jocogov.org

district one commissionerAs your 1st District commissioner, 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 1st District and the Johnson County community as a member of the Board of County Commissioners.


Term information

  • Term expires 2019
  • First term, 2015 to present

Board/committee assignments as county commissioner

  • Plannning Commission
  • Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Solid Waste Management Committee
  • MARC — Board (second appointment)

Commissioner Shaffer has served the community on various other boards

•    Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Board of Directors 
•    National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) Board of Directors
•    Johnson County Charter Commission 
•    Johnson & Wyandotte Counties Council of Mayors


1st District County Commissioner Ron Shaffer served four, four-year terms as mayor of the City of Prairie Village, Kansas. He previously served on the Prairie Village City Council from 1989 to 1999.

Shaffer is a registered architect in Kansas, Missouri and twenty-five other states. He is President of his firm, RLS Architects. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Kansas State University.

He has served as the chair of the Mid-America Regional Council's Board of Directors and on the Johnson and Wyandotte Counties Council of Mayors.  

Shaffer has been a member of Kiwanis International since 1975, through which he has held various leadership positions, including President of his Kiwanis Club, Lieutenant Governor of Division Four and Governor of the Missouri/Arkansas District of International Kiwanis.

He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration, the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Kansas State Alumni Association and the Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Association.

Shaffer and his wife, Jeannine, have three children Whitney Medellin (Vince), Drew and Kelsey.

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