Briefly noted: Stogsdill endorses Svaty for governor; Leadership Overland Park nominations open

Kimberley and Josh Svaty at the Prairie Village Community Forum on Kansas Environmental Issues in 2014.

Rep. Stogsdill among group of legislators to endorse Svaty for governor. Rep. Jerry Stogsdill of Prairie Village was among a group of ten Democratic state legislators to announce their endorsement of Josh Svaty and running mate Katrina Lewison in the gubernatorial primary. “The Svaty-Lewison team represents a dramatic shift in leadership for Kansas’ future, and will be a voice of moderation in a sea of extremism,” wrote the legislators in a letter. “Instead of inflaming divisions and promoting fear, they focus on what makes Kansas a great place to live and work – and look ahead to our unrealized potential.”

Nomination period now open for Leadership Overland Park program. The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for the upcoming Leadership Overland Park class. The program, which provides burgeoning leaders with an overview of the community and leadership training, will begin in January and features 10 all-day sessions through June. Nominations are open through Sept. 7.