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Shawnee Council Ward 1

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  • Jim Neighbor

  • Tammy Thomas

Biographical Information

1. What do you believe are the three critical projects or initiatives that will move your city/district forward?

2. What skills, expertise, or competencies qualify you for this position?

3. What specific actions should your city take or continue to insure affordable housing is available?

4. Shawnee, Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park candidates: Should your city adopt a non-discrimination ordinance that provides legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals?

Personal Biography Married to Cindy for 49 years, Father of 4 grown Children, Shawnee resident for 44 years, Member Old Mission Methodist Church,
Campaign Phone (913) 268-9061
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Education BA University of Kansas, 1 1/2 year post graduate study
Community/Public Service Shawnee City Council, 2010-present, Shawnee Rotary Club, Shriner, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce
Address 10405 W 52nd Terrace Shawnee, KS 66203
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CampaignPhone 913-268-9061
Champaign Phone (816) 803-5114
1. Aggressive Economic Development to increase the Commercial tax base thereby reducing the pressure on the residential property tax revenues to fund City operations. 2. Expand the Neighborhood Redevelopment Act in NE Shawnee to attract new residents to promote regreening and redevelopment of the area. 3. Continue to aggressively address our aging infrastructure with long term sustainable solutions.
I flew airplanes for United Airlines for 34 years. Throughout that period, pilots were constantly trained on communication between crew members, timely problem recognition and problem solving, consensus building, and recognition of everything going on around you, ie spatial awareness to be able to achieve the best possible outcome for any situation that might arise. These are skills, and the experiences of living on this planet for some 70+ years that I bring daily to resolving City issues.
Complete the current visioning process for Shawnee's Future, and implement those recommendations to increase housing density, better local transportation, attract new business, while supporting and expanding existing Shawnee businesses and revise /update the City's land use plan for the most efficient of the land areas in the City.
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