Topeka's Top "20 Under 40" Adrienne Olejnik
Photo by Nathan Ham
Managing the Rossville Community Library is a blend of several areas—running a small business, administering a non-profit, and overseeing the sound fiscal management of an organization funded by taxpayer dollars. Adrienne’s work encompasses broad strategy functions from policy formation and budget to the daily tasks of assisting customers at the front desk and cleaning up after a successful preschool story time.
Adrienne is a councilwoman for the Rossville City Council, a board member of the Rossville Community Foundation and recently ran for the Kansas Legislature for House District 51.
Adrienne is the co-chair of the Leadership Greater Topeka Planning Committee and was in the Leadership Greater Topeka class of 2015. Adrienne received the Rossville Safe Streets Youth Community Champion Award, is a former Certified Fraud Examiner and a narrator for the Think Big Start Small advocacy campaign for Kansas Action for Children and the Partnership for Early Success.
Adrienne is married to Neil Olejnik and has two daughters, Grace (7) and Reese (4).
“Mrs. Olejnik seems to work for the betterment of those around her while finding solutions for public issues. She has committed herself to serving the Rossville and Topeka communities by her immense selfless involvement.” —Sheriff Herman T. Jones Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office