Councilmember Karin Brownlee is serving her first term on the City Council after being elected to an at-large seat in 2017. 

  • Karin is a lifelong Olathean.
  • She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.
  • She is involved with many Olathe organizations including the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, Olathe Noon Rotary and Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board.
  • She is a past member of the Mahaffie Farmstead Advisory Board and the Mahaffie Stagecoach and Farm Foundation Board.
  • Karin and her husband Doug have four grown children and 14 grandchildren.

Additional Service

  • 14 years in the Kansas Senate
  • Secretary of the Kansas Department of Labor

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