Simply...Garnett, Kansas

Commissioner - Jody Cole

Appointed February, 2016

Current term expires: 2018

Mayor - W. Gordon Blackie

Appointed December, 2012

Current term expires: 2017

Meet our Commission

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.
  • File with the office of the County Clerk at Anderson County Courthouse, 100 E. Fourth Avenue by noon on June 1.
  • Pay a filing fee of $20.

ABOUT THE POSITION:  The City of Garnett has a three member commission that 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 position up for election in 2017 is currently held by Commissioner W. Gordon Blackie. Deadline to file is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on June 1, 2017.

For more information please contact Garnett City Hall,



The next city election will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Deadline to file for the city commission seat currently held by W. Gordon Blackie is June 1, 2017. 

Commissioner - Greg A. Gwin

Elected April, 2007 

Current term expires: 2019

Next Election

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.  Current City Commission consists of Mayor Greg A. Gwin, Commissioner W. Gordon Blackie and Commissioner Jody Cole.  Current ACHS Youth in Government Representative is Jeremy DuPont.  City staff include Joyce E. Martin, City Manager, Kristina L. Kinney, City Clerk, and Terry J. Solander, City Attorney.

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.

Commission meeting agendas, minutes, supporting documents and audio.