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6th District Commissioner

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Shirley Allenbrand

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Commissioner's message

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 40 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. The district also includes the townships of Gardner, Lexington, McCamish and Olathe.

Commissioner's areas of focus

6th district and county projects

Term information

  • First term, 2021 to present

Board/committee assignments as county commissioner

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.

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.

Commissioner Allenbrand has served in a variety of leadership roles supporting the Olathe community at large.  She is a member of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Planning Councils, American Health Care Association, 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, Friends of Cedar Crest (KS Governor), Advancement Board (UKHS) and Olathe Planning Commission. Commissioner Allenbrand belongs to the Gardner-Edgerton and De Soto Chambers of Commerce.

Commissioner Allenbrand was employed by Nolte & Associates, P.A. and Allenbrand Interiors & Design. She established Allenbrand & Associates Design, LLC to design senior living communities. As CEO of Sweet Life, she led teams in the design and development of Elderly Continuum Living Communities, building the first-ever award-winning, and the model nationwide, for special care residence for people with Alzheimer’s disease. She has a working partnership with Chamber/Economic Development, mayors and Planning Commission for Olathe and Lenexa. She was part of the 2020 Visionary Plan for City Center, Lenexa.

Shirley resides in Olathe with her two dogs, Chase and Scout.  Her children, Travis (Heather) and Tiffany, and stepchildren Jay and Katie are proud of their mother as she serves as County Commissioner for the 6th District.

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