Looking Towards the Future


Shirley is a lifetime Johnson Countian with deep roots in the 6th district. She hails from a large civically engaged family. Caring about community and people have been core values in her life. She has served on countless public and nonprofit boards to help move our community forward. She is also a successful businesswoman who knows how to get things done. Most importantly she is a team player who believes in promoting the positive of this community rather than tearing it down. She truly follows the Rotary motto of Service Before Self. Our County needs Shirley’s leadership and heart for the future.

Shirley Allenbrand

A County Commissioner Who Works for Western Johnson County District 6

We Deserve Leadership that will listen to all the people.

Shirley Allenbrand.

Born and raised in Olathe, Kansas, Shirley 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. Not an easy job for a young girl. Her upbringing substantiated a work ethic and strong leadership throughout her personal and professional experiences.

Shirley 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.

Currently, a Consultant with Nolte & Associates, P.A. and Allenbrand Interiors & Design. Established Allenbrand & Associates Design, LLC providing the design of senior living communities. As CEO, 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.

Shirley resides in Cedar Creek, Olathe with Chase, her havanese dog. Her children, Travis (Heather) and Tiffany, and stepchildren Jay and Katie are proud of their mother as she seeks the opportunity to provide leadership as County Commissioner for the 6thDistrict.

I’d Love to Help

Shirley Allenbrand County Commissioner District 6. 

We are in this together, and we will get through this together!

Shirley’s Priorities as Johnson County Commissioner District 6:

Public safety for all citizens is the number one priority.

Fiscal responsibility in government efficiency is needed to maintain a high quality of life.

Quality library, parks and recreation services, and programs for all citizens is a must.

Teamwork with fellow commissioners and partnerships with our cities, businesses, and nonprofits to find a workable solution for issues such as mental health, workforce development, affordable housing and transportation.

True Transparency of our county government to keep us successful.

Quality of life. Work with the cities in the 6th district to grow safe, vibrant, communities.

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 Lexington, and McCamish.