Councilmember Mickey Sandifer - Ward IV
    Councilmember Mickey Sandifer - Ward IV

    Term Expires April 2019

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    Michael (Mickey) Sandifer was sworn into office as a Ward IV Councilmember in April 2004.

    Mickey moved to Shawnee in 1962, and has lived in Ward IV since 1996. He and his wife Dona raised four children; Bobby, Jessica, Milissa, and Joshua. Mickey and Dona are the proud grandparents of 18 grandchildren. They are life-long members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mickey is currently the President of Sandifer Leasing, Inc., a family owned and operated complex of industrial parks located in Kansas City, Kansas.

    He is a board member with the Old Shawnee Days Society. He is also a current Trustee and past Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council 2332. In 2013, Mickey was named District Knight of the Year by the Knights of Columbus State Council of Kansas. Councilmember Sandifer is active in the Shawnee Irish-American Club and the German-American Club. He also volunteers with Safe Home as a court advocate and is active with Christmas in October, Rebuilding Together Shawnee and the Shawnee Great Grillers BBQ. He is a graduate of the Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Academy.

    Councilmember Sandifer is a current member of the Johnson County Licensing Review Board Education Committee, a member of the Greater Kansas City Homelessness Task Force and the HMIS Governing Board System Functionality Committee. He serves on the Johnson County Affordable Housing Task Force and the Johnson County Transportation Cooperation Council. He is also a former member of the Johnson County Affordable Housing Task Force.

    He has received the Platinum level Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Training with the National League of Cities (NLC) and was recently appointed to the National League of Cities' Human Development Steering Committee and the Leadership Fellows Committee. The Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.