Simply...Garnett, Kansas

Mayor - Jody M. Cole

Appointed February, 2016

Current term expires: 01/01/2022

Email: Commissioner Cole

Commissioner - Cody Gettler 

 Elected November, 2020 

Current term expires: 01/01/2024

Email: Commissioner Gettler


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.

JODY COLE FILES AGAIN

Current Garnett city mayor, Jody Cole, is the only person who filed and therefore, will be the only person on the ballot for the upcoming City Commission election on November 2, 2021.

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


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 FOR 2021 HAS PAST.  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, 2022.  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 2021 is currently held by Jody M. Cole, Mayor.

NEXT ELECTION:  Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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

​​​Special Garnett City Commission Meeting - MONDAY, July 26th, 2021 6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Public Hearing - 2022 Budget - Monday, August 2nd, 2021 5:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
2022 Final Proposed Budget 


​​Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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​Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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​Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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​Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Mayor Pro Tempore - Greg A. Gwin

Elected April, 2007 

Current term expires: 01/01/2023

Email: Commissioner Gwin

Nathan Gwin

Student Body Representative

2020-2021

Email: Representative Gwin

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.