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The Fifth District of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners comprises three of the most successful and fastest growing communities in the Kansas City metropolitan region. The district includes the eastern half of Olathe, southeastern tip of Lenexa, and a sliver of the western portion of Overland Park.
As your Fifth 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 Fifth District and the Johnson County community as a member of the Board of County Commissioners.
About the Commissioner
- Second Term expires on Jan. 14, 2019
- Sworn into office on Jan. 10, 2011
2016 Board/Committee Assignments as County Commissioner:
- Airport Commission Governing Board
- Transportation Council
- MARC Total Transportation Policy Committee
- Metropolitan Culture Commission (Bi-State)
- University of Kansas Graduate Studies in Public Administration, 2009-2010
- Master's Degree in Public Administration, University of Alabama
- Ashcraft & Associates, Principal
- ETC Institute, Senior Transformational (management) Consultant 2009-Present
Michael L. 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, KS. 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.