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.

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: 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 2022 is currently held by Greg A. Gwin, Mayor.

NEXT ELECTION:  Elections 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, May 24, 2022  6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers

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Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, June14, 2022  6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Garnett City Commission Meeting - Tuesday, June 28, 2022  6:00 pm- Garnett City Commission Chambers
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Trish Brewer​, City Clerk

Travis Wilson, City Manager

The City of Garnett would like to introduce to you our new City Clerk, Trish Brewer. Please join us in welcoming Trish to Garnett.
From Trish -
  "I am honored to be a part of the City of Garnett, not only as a citizen, but as your City Clerk. I have worked in the public sector for 36 years through Public Schools, County and City Government. 
  My husband is retired from Law Enforcement, which I am happy for him, yet sad as LEO runs through my family and in my blood. I honor and respect it greatly. We have been married 19 years and between us have six children, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 
  We are down to earth country folk, enjoy playing old country, bluegrass and traditional gospel music, hunting, fishing, gardening and other outdoor activities. We have supported community music functions for many years and hope to begin those activities here soon. Everyone has a song in their heart. It is helping others to express their song, that is truly the joy in playing for others.
  My door at City Hall is always open. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know each of you.
  Thank you for welcoming us into the community."
Trish Brewer, City Clerk

Mayor - Greg A. Gwin

Elected April, 2007 

Current term expires: 01/01/2023

Email: Commissioner Gwin

Deadline to file for city commissioner is

12 pm (noon) on June 1. See below...

Hayden Newton

Student Body Representative

​2021-2022​

Email: Representative Newton

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. 

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