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Shawnee City Council blamed for ongoing staffing ‘crisis’

Kaylie McLaughlin And Leah Wankum
  May 26, 2023 - Shawnee


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Shawnee Staff Exodus
(Kansas City Star, May22, 2023)

A reason Mickey is running for Mayor is concerns about the direction of Shawnee City government. The Kansas City Star reported on this on May 22.  Read that article by clicking the link below.

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Meet Mickey Sandifer

Mickey Sandifer is a former Shawnee City Council member who served continually from 2004 until retiring from elective office in 2020. Mickey is running for Mayor because he is concerned about Shawnee’s current direction, and he is again committed to participating in local office to bring forward-thinking leadership to
our city.

Mickey moved to Shawnee in 1962. He and his wife Dona raised four children together and were the proud grandparents of 18 grandchildren. Dona passed away after a long illness in 2018. Mickey and Dona were life-long members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and he remains active
at St. Joe as a parish council member
and usher.

In 2022 Mickey married Kathy Lamas (also a long-time member of St. Joseph parish) after the loss of her husband of 43 years, Jeff Lamas. Kathy and Jeff raised two daughters together and were the proud grandparents of two grandsons.

Mickey currently is employed by Sandifer Leasing, Inc. a family owned and operated complex of industrial parks located in Kansas City, Kansas.

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  • Shawnee City Councilmember, Ward IV, 2004 – 2019

  • Shawnee City Council President

  • Old Shawnee Days Society Board Member and Volunteer

  • Shawnee Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

  • Shawnee Planning Commission

  • Past Chair of Visit Shawnee

  • Past Chair of Shawnee Convention and Shawnee Visitors Board

  • Greater Kansas City Homelessness Task Force

  • Safe Home Domestic Violence Shelter Court Advocate

  • Knights of Columbus Council 2332, past Grand Knight

  • Johnson County Transportation Cooperation Council

  • Johnson County Affordable Housing Task Force

  • Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Academy

  • Christmas in October Volunteer

  • Rebuilding Together Shawnee Volunteer

  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
    for 2019


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