Colyer outreach efforts fuel speculation about possible change in governor’s office. Leawood’s Jeff Colyer, the former state senator who became Sam Brownback’s Lt. Governor in 2011, has been reaching out to lawmakers in recent days, a move that some think points to a possible change in the state’s leadership. Gov. Brownback has been widely rumored to be a candidate for service in the Trump administration, which would mean Colyer would take his place as Kansas’s top elected official. [Is Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer of Johnson County preparing to step in for Brownback? — Kansas City Star]
Blue Valley school board president suggests informal get together to discuss state education issues with Shawnee Mission counterparts. Mike Seitz, president of the Blue Valley school board, told fellow members Monday that it would be helpful to exchange visits with Shawnee Mission board members at one another’s workshops. Seitz said he got the idea after a casual meeting with some Shawnee Mission board members at a recent state school board gathering. “The issues we face are similar to the Shawnee Mission School District,” he observed.
Taste of Leawood sets date for 2017. The Taste of Leawood, described by the Leawood Chamber of Commerce as “Leawood’s Largest Foodie Event,” will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Town Center Plaza. For more information, visit the Chamber website.