Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Past president Byron Ryder swears in Ron Shaffer as the new president of the NARC board.
Past president Byron Ryder swears in Ron Shaffer as the new president of the NARC board.
Shaffer sworn in as head of National Association of Regional Councils. Former Prairie Village Mayor and current Johnson County Board of County Commissioners chair Ron Shaffer was recently sworn in as the incoming president of the board of directors of the National Association of Regional Councils, a group that lobbies for regional community planning efforts. Shaffer has long been an active member of the Mid-American Regional Council, Kansas City’s metro planning group.

Last day to register to vote. Today is the last day you can register to vote in the August 2 primary election. Advance voting begins by mail on Wednesday and advance voting begins in person on July 18. A list of registration sites is available on the Johnson County Election Office site. Among the advance voting locations will be the Johnson County Northeast Offices at Lamar and Martway in Mission.

Westwood hosting Movies in the Park showing of ‘The Force Awakens’ Saturday. Westwood will host another of its Movies in the Park events this Saturday, July 16 at Joe Dennis Park. The city will begin showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens around 8 p.m. You can find more information here.

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