Commissioner - Brigitte Brecheisen-Huss  -  Elected November 2017 

Current term expires: 01/01/2021

Email: Commissioner Brecheisen-Huss

Meet Your 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 mayor receives $500 per month.

The position up for election in 2018 is currently held by Mayor Jody Cole. Deadline to file is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on June 1, 2018.  Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information please contact Garnett City Hall,


Incumbent City Mayor Jody Cole and Mr. Mark Powls have filed for Garnett City Commissioner recently. The filing deadline was 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, June 1, 2018. Election day is Tuesday, November 6.


Watch recorded Facebook Live Meetings HERE.

Voters will consider increasing to a
5-Member Commission during November Election

Commissioner - Greg A. Gwin

Elected April, 2007 

Current term expires: 01/01/2020

Email: Commissioner Gwin

The Garnett City Commission is putting the question on the ballot this fall, asking citizens if they are in favor of increasing the size of the Commission from 3 persons to a 5-member Commission.  Please consider the pros and cons of this issue and be prepared to cast your vote on this ballot question on Tuesday, November 6.

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 Jody Cole, Commissioner Brigitte Brecheisen-Huss and Commissioner Greg A. Gwin.  Current ACHS Youth in Government Representative is Will Mechnig.  City staff include Christopher Weiner, City Manager, Nancy Hermreck, Interim 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.

Mayor - Jody Cole

Appointed February, 2016

Current term expires: 01/01/2019

Email: Mayor Cole

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