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Honoring the Johnson Countian of the Year 2005 : Ed Eilert

Elected to the Overland Park City Council in 1977 and serving as mayor from 1981 to 2005, Ed Eilert played a key role in projects that helped shape Johnson County.

Ed Eilert
Construction of Sprint's corporate headquarters, the University of Kansas Edwards Campus and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway training facility as well as the Overland Park Convention Center and the Corporate Woods office park all came to fruition under his watch. Eilert's legacy of service, his pursuit of excellence and his compassionate style of leadership helped make Johnson County the community that it is today.