Drummond appointed to fill JCCC board vacancy

Robert Drummond has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the board of trustees at Johnson County Community College.

Drummond, Olathe, president/CEO of Kids TLC and a former JCCC trustee from 2009 to 2013, will complete the term of Melody Rayl, who resigned from the board in July. The term expires June 30, 2017.

The trustees interviewed four candidates, selected from among 13 applicants for the board seat, at a special meeting Oct. 1. The other candidates who were interviewed were:

  • Karin Brownlee, Olathe, independent contractor
  • Michael Lally, Overland Park, vice president, Olsson Associates
  • Steven Wolf, Prairie Village, CEO, Wolf Properties, LLC

The candidates each had five minutes to present themselves to the board, and the trustees had 15 minutes to ask each candidate questions.

Drummond will join the board at the next regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 17.


Olathe election results

In the spring general election Tuesday, April 2, winners of contested races in Olathe were:

Incumbent Ron Ryckman defeated Troy Calkens, 71 to 29 percent, for the at-large position on the Olathe City Council. Winning Ward 3 was Wesley McCoy with 54 percent of the vote to incumbent James Terrones’ 46 percent.

The only contested race for the Olathe School Board saw Brent McCune defeat Carl Walston, 73 to 27 percent.

In the race for Johnson County Community College Trustee, Stephanie Sharp garnered 20 percent of the vote, Lee Cross grabbed 19 percent, incumbents Jerry Cook nabbed 18 percent and Melody Rayl had 16 percent. The top four vote getters were elected to four-year terms.

For more results, go to: http://www.jocoelection.org/archives/results/unofficialfinalresults4213-1.htm

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