Johnson County Commission
Stacy has lived in Johnson County for 40 years. She graduated from Blue Valley North High School and continued her education with a degree in International Studies from American University in Washington, DC. She is married to James Varhall, a local insurance small business owner, and they have two children – Sadie and Tommy both of whom have attended Blue Valley Schools.
Stacy is currently serving her second term on the Blue Valley Board of Education. After being appointed in 2013 she ran for the next two terms. She has enjoyed serving on a seven-member, non-partisan board and will use her experience and leadership to represent the 3rd District on the Board of County Commissioners.
Stacy has been very active in her local community, serving on the Blue Valley Educational Foundation Board and was involved as PTA President and on PTO boards for multiple schools. She volunteered as a softball coach for nine seasons and was a member of the Blue Valley Recreation Softball Advisory Council. She has also served as a Blue Valley School District Legislative Representative, on the Curriculum and Instruction Board Advisory Committee, on the Blue Valley District Human Relations Advisory Council, and as a member of the Blue Valley Educational Foundation Community Relations Team before joining the Blue Valley Board of Education.
Stacy has been recognized several times during her community service for her efforts including Newcomer of the Year with Delta Gamma Sorority, the Blue Valley Educational Foundation Julie Miller Volunteer of the Year Award, a Blue Valley Bond Advocacy Committee Recognition, and as a Blue Valley Friend of Education School District Volunteer.
In addition to her vast experience in the trenches of the Blue Valley School District, Stacy brings a strong executive leadership expertise, having worked seven years for a Fortune 500 company, she understands the importance of a strong bottom line and can build relationships among different stakeholders.
Stacy has a strong personal attachment to Johnson County and has lived in both Overland Park and Olathe. Over the years, Johnson County has grown and developed considerably and done so with the right blend of service and planning. Stacy is passionate about paying that forward for the next generation to have a wonderful place to call home in Johnson County.
With the arrival of Covid-19 new, important priorities have emerged: keeping citizens safe during the current pandemic and rebuilding the economy of Johnson County.
1) Work with health officials to implement strategies to keep citizens healthy and provide direction for the county to effectively combat Covid-19.
2) Team with local businesses and leaders to rebuild the Johnson County economic engine. This is critical to support all of the services necessary to provide a high quality of life for our citizens.
represent all residents
work with local cities
encourage economic growth
public safety and health
support sheriff and district attorney
combat drug abuse
equity and equality
mental health support
support for aging