Ed Eilert, Chairman of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, presented his 2016 State of the County Address on March 22.
“As I begin my sixth year as County Chairman, I have never been more optimistic about our future,” said Chairman Ed Eilert, Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. “We are fortunate to live in one of the nation’s best places to raise a family, obtain an education, earn a living and build a business.”
Key facts shared by Chairman Eilert in the 2016 State of the County address
Chairman Eilert shared economic data supporting the strong business growth and job creation occurring in Johnson County. He also gave updates on plans to expand and improve Johnson County Library, Johnson County Park & Recreation District and Johnson County Transit, including special needs transportation options.
In addition, the Chairman spoke about the Kansas Legislature’s discussions on the proposed property tax lid on cities and counties and its negative impacts on critical county programs and services, as well as job opportunities.
More than 700 people attended the address and luncheon at The Ritz Charles in Overland Park. The event’s co-sponsor was the Johnson County Public Policy Council, and it was hosted by the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. The general public could “virtually” attend the event on Twitter by following @jocogov and #JoCoSOTC.