City Manager Carol Gonzales E-Mail
Carol Gonzales has served as City Manager for the City of Shawnee, Kansas since 2005. She holds a B.A. from Drake University and a M.P.A. from the University of Kansas. Her career in local government includes work for the cities of Olathe, Kansas; Emporia, Kansas; Seal Beach, California; and Lenexa, Kansas.
She is a member of the International City Managers Association, has served as the Chairperson of the Kansas Eastern Regional Insurance Trust, chair of the KU MPA alumni organization and as a member of the Creating Sustainable Places Steering Committee. Carol served on the board of United Community Services of Johnson County, serving as Chairman for two years. She currently serves as chairperson of the Johnson County Civil Service Board and is vice-chair of the Growing Futures Early Education Center Board.
Carol was named Shawnee Citizen of the Year in 2010 by the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and in 2012 was awarded the KUCIMAT Edwin O. Stene Award for Managerial Excellence.
Carol and her husband Michael have three almost grown children, and live in Shawnee.