Councilmember Eric Jenkins - Ward II
Councilmember Eric Jenkins - Ward II



Term Expires April 2019

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Mr. Jenkins is a 30 year veteran of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Additionally he is a retired Colonel, US Army Reserves with over 34 years of Active and Reserve service. He commanded a Special Forces A-Team, a Military Police Battalion, served in a number of Intelligence, operations and training positions at all levels of staff and taught Command & General Staff College curricula. He is a graduate of the prestigious US Army War College. After completing 30 years of service, COL Jenkins was brought back as a retiree recall for service in Iraq and Afghanistan. After four additional years of active duty, COL Jenkins again retired in November 2009 to establish his own emergency management consulting business.

Councilmember Jenkins served for 21 years on the Shawnee Planning Commission and in 2011, served on the Johnson County Charter Commission. In his personal life, Mr. Jenkins is married with five children. He has also served on the Northwest Advisory Board to the Shawnee Mission Board of Education. He holds a B.A. from Missouri State and a M.A. from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

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