Former Gardner State Senator, Karin Brownlee, has applied for a position on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees. She hopes to replace former trustee Melody Rayl who resigned from the board in July.
Current trustees will select Rayl’s replacement. Thirteen people applied to fill the vacancy and the board will interview four of those during a special meeting on Sept. 26.
The applicants to be interviewed include Brownlee, of Olathe; Robert Drummond, of Olathe,
the CEO of TLC; Michael Lally, of Overland, the vice president of Olsson Associates; and Steven Wolf of Prairie Village, the CEO of Wolf Properties.
During the Sept. 26 meeting, the candidates will have five minutes to present themselves and the board will have 15 minutes to ask the candidates questions. One candidate will be selected that day and seated at the next board meeting on Oct. 17.  The new board member will serve out the remainder of Rayl’s term, set to expire on June 30, 2017.
Other candidates included David Flora, Overland Park; Shirly Kleiner, Olathe; Eric Laverentz, Overland Park; Robert McElwain, Prairie Village; Miguel Morales, Olathe; Jeffrey Ray, Leawood; Robin Royals, Shawnee; Marlene Tignor, Overland Park; and Steven Wiebler, Overland Park.