The KAC staff would like to thank everyone for their attendance and participation at the 2015 New Commissioners' Orientation. It was a great turnout with informative presentations and networking.  

Our next event is 2015 County Government Day. County officials are invited to join us for legislative presentations, and an Hors d'oeuvre reception sponsored by our business partner - Allen, Gibbs & Houlik CPAs & Advisors. This event will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, February 4.  A workshop on the legislative process led by Melissa Wangemann, KAC Legislative Director, and Nathan Eberline, KAC Associate Legislative Director, will be held from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Presentations by legislators will be held from 
4 -5 pm, and a reception will follow from 5 -6 pm.  

To RSVP please register online or contact Jeanna Lee at lee@kansascounties.org;
(785) 272-2585 ext. 313.   

Capitol Plaza Hotel 
Emerald Ballroom
1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612
(785)431-7200


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At the New Commissioner's Orientation the 3 presentations found most intriguing and helpful by our attendees were:  

  • Building Your Legacy: Mary Birch, Lathrop & Gage Government Relations Coordinator and Chair of the firm’s government relations practice area.
  • The County Budget: Charles Jones, Former University of Kansas Public Management Center Director and former 3-term member of the Douglas County Commission
  • Ethical Considerations: Nathan Eberline, Kansas Association of Counties Associate Legislative Director and Legal Counsel