There simply isn’t a better place than Olathe.

Safe streets, great parks, quality schools, and caring compassionate people.

Continuously building trust.

Olathe remains exceptional at accountability and transparency.

Priorities matter.

Today, about two-thirds of every tax dollar
collected go to public safety and transportation.

Mike listens.

Under Mike's leadership, taxpayer voices are heard.

Your voice matters.

You tell us how much of your tax dollars you are
willing to invest and where you want it invested.


Thank you for taking the time to visit my campaign page. The fact you’ve taken interest in this election speaks volumes, and I can’t thank you enough. Following the process, learning about candidates and making informed votes truly makes a difference for our community….it ensures we remain the exceptional city so many call home.

I’m running for re-election because, like you, my family and I care about Olathe. It’s important that our city remains the best place in America to live and raise a family…according to the most important judges, our taxpayers.

Our community’s success isn’t just our secret, but publications and websites like Money Magazine and MyLife consistently rank us that way.

How do we do it? Most of all it’s people like you who care and are engaged in our community with those you elect. In Olathe, we listen to you, and we make sure no voice is more important than the voice of our residents.

I’m proud to lead a government that sets the standard of accountability, openness and transparency. After all, it’s your money we are spending, and it must be you telling us where you want it invested. It is you that continually makes sure we remain the fiscally conservative, yet cutting edge city we are today.

I invite you to spend more time learning about why I’m running and why I want to keep Olathe on the course we’re on today. I also invite you to visit the city’s website, for further information. In particular, you can view the accountable government section, where you can find information about performance and accountability.

But most of all, I enjoy hearing directly from you, so please feel free to call me directly at 913-269-6303, or send an email at

Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland

Meet Mike Copeland

Michael Copeland is now serving his third term as Mayor of the City of Olathe. He was first elected Mayor in April, 2001. Prior to that, he served as an at-large Councilmember and Mayor Pro

Tem, positions he had held since April, 1995. He was first elected to the Olathe City Council in 1993 to represent Ward 4. A 1994 graduate of Leadership Olathe, Michael is a member of

the Board of Directors for the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, the Olathe Library Board, and the Board of Directors for Union Station Kansas City, Inc... MORE »


CQ Press
Safest Cities in U.S.

The City of Olathe is considered the 49th safest city out of 400 cities with a population over 75,000 according to the City Crime Rankings 2010-2011: Crime in Metropolitan America report published by CQ Press.

Certified Local
Government Recognition

In April 2010, the Planning Division was recognized for its historic preservation efforts and was recognized as a Certified Local Government by the State of Kansas, the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Interior.

Wastewater Collection
System Award

The City of Olathe Wastewater Collection Program receives the award, presented to municipalities for outstanding and significant contributions in the area of wastewater collection.

Pro Patria

The City of Olathe receives the "Pro Patria Award" at the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) annual awards banquet.