Simply...Garnett, Kansas

Commissioner - Jody M. Cole

Appointed February, 2016

Current term expires: 01/01/2025

Email: Commissioner Cole

Mayor Pro Tempore - Jason Sheahan 

 Appointed January 2022 

Current term expires: 01/01/2024

Email: Commissioner Sheahan

Meet Your Commission

PUBLIC SERVICE...is one of the greatest ways you can give back to your community. Annually, there is one (1) city commission position to be filled through the election process. Please click on the image above for your copy of the Guide for City Candidates. Copies are also available at Garnett City Hall.

Three-Way Race for City Commission Seat

Mayor, Jody Cole
Do you have the desire to lead your community?


Filing deadline for 2022 Election has past.

If you are interested in running for Garnett City Commissioner, please note the following requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Garnett, Kansas.
  • Must be a registered voter.
  • FILING DEADLINE: The next opportunity to file with the office of the County Clerk at Anderson County Courthouse, 100 E. Fourth Avenue is by noon on June 1, 2023.  Please call 785.448.6841 for questions.
  • Pay a filing fee of $20.


INTERESTED IN SERVING?  The City of Garnett Commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, special meetings, as well as joint city/county meetings, are held throughout the year at times and dates to be determined. City commissioners are required to attend all meetings as necessary to carry out the business of the city.  The current salary for serving as a Garnett City Commissioner is $450 per month.  The mayor receives $500 per month.


​The position up for election in 2022 is currently held by Greg A. Gwin, Mayor.

NEXT ELECTION:  Elections for 2022 will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


For more information please contact Garnett City Hall, 785-448-5496.

Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, September 27, 2022  6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, October 11, 2022  6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, October 25, 2022  6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, November 8, 2022  6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Mayor - Greg A. Gwin

Elected April, 2007 

Current term expires: 01/01/2023

Email: Commissioner Gwin

Hayden Newton

Student Body Representative

​2021-2022​

Email: Representative Newton

The following individuals filed to run for the Garnett City Commission seat currently held by Greg A. Gwin. Mr. Gwin is currently service as the City Mayor. Those candidates are:

  • Troy Armstrong
  • Mark Locke
  • Justin Thompson

As previously stated, the next election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th. 

Upcoming Meetings

Garnett has a City Commission / City Manager form of government.  While the commission governs the city, the city manager oversees the daily operations of all departments. The commission consists of three members, a mayor and two commissioners.  

JOIN US: City Commission Meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Garnett City Hall, 131 West 5th Avenue, Garnett, Kansas, unless otherwise stated.