At the June 11, 2019 City Commission Meeting Ordinance 4203 passed, with a 2 to 1 vote, for a mail ballot election to be held on the 14th day of August, 2019 on whether or not to approve Charter Ordinance 29, setting in motion procedures to increase the governing body from a 3-person to 5-person commission by election in November of 2020, and extend Commissioner Brigitte Brecheisen-Huss' term of office by one (1) year, from January 2021 to January 2022. The ballot election referendum will ask votes the following:
Shall Charter Ordinance No. 29, entitled "A CHARTER ORDINANCE INCREASING THE GOVERNING BODY FROM THREE COMMISSIONERS TO FIVE COMMISSIONERS AND PROVIDING FOR TERMS OF OFFICE, ELECTION CYCLING AND TRANSITIONING PROVISIONS; REPEALING CHARGER ORDINANCE #4 INCLUDING ITS CODIFIED VERSION AND ALSO AMENDING TITLE 1, CHAPTER 8, SECTION 1 AND SECTION 13 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE; REPEALING EXISTING PROVISIONS OF SAID TITLE 1, CHAPTER 8, SECTION 1 AND SECTION RELATING TO CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION RESULTS, COMMENCEMENT OF TERMS AND OATH OF OFFICE, AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE PROVISIONS RELATING THERETO" take effect? Yes or No
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, Mayor Pro-Tempore Brigitte Brecheisen-Huss, and Commissioner Jody M. Cole. Current ACHS Youth in Government Representative is Will Mechnig. City staff include City Manager Christopher Weiner, City Clerk, Travis Wilson, 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 - Greg A. Gwin
Elected April, 2007
Current term expires: 01/01/2020
Email: Commissioner Gwin
August 14 Special Mail Ballot Election Results:
Undervote: 2 (Ballots received with no votes cast)
These results are unofficial.
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Eugene Grimes vs. Greg A. Gwin
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With the last minute filing of incumbent Greg A. Gwin, the election for Garnett City Commion on November 5th will be between Eugene Grimes and Greg A. Gwin. Poles will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Commissioner - Jody M. Cole
Appointed February, 2016
Current term expires: 01/01/2022
Email: Commissioner 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:
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.
NEXT ELECTION: Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information please contact Garnett City Hall, 785-448-5496.