City Commission

Your City Commissioners

The Dodge City commission is made up of five elected Dodge City residents. The commissioners serve four or two-year terms, depending on the amount of votes they receive in the elections. The mayor and vice-mayor are selected annually by the current commissioners. Due to the State Legislature's passage of new election laws in 2015, the Commission approved Charter Ordinance No. 39 removing the local laws establishing elections in April of even numbered years. Per Kansas state laws, elections will be in November of odd numbered years. Additional action was taken to extend the terms of the current Commissioners' terms to coincide with the new election laws. 
2020 City Commission Members

Back Row L-R: Vice-Mayor Sowers, Commissioner Smoll. Front Row L-R: Commissioner Delzeit, Mayor Warshaw, Commissioner Nuci.

Joyce Warshaw,  Mayor

Joyce Warshaw was reelected to the City Commission in November 2017 to a four-year term.  Her new term will expire January 2022.  Joyce is a retired elementary school principal and had worked for the school district 27 years.  Joyce and her husband, Bill, have four grown children: Brooke, Eric & Sunshine Vanderboom and Ted Warshaw.
She can be reached at: Ph: (720) 272-1148. 
Her email address is:

Rick Sowers, Vice Mayor

Rick Sowers was reelected to the City Commission in November 2019 to a four-year term. His new term will expire  January 2024.  Rick is employed at The Sound Shop, Inc. Rick and his wife, Angela, have a daughter Bri and a son Mitchell.
He can be reached at: Ph: (620) 338-6707
His email address is:

Brian Delzeit, Commissioner

Brian Delzeit was reelected to the City Commission in November 2017 to a four-year term. His new term will expire January 2022.  Brian is employed at Coldwell Banker Hancocks. He and his wife, Margie have two adult children, Nikki and Kaelee.
He can be reached at: Ph.: (620) 408-8816
His email address is:

E. Kent Smoll, Commissioner

E. Kent Smoll was reelected to the City Commission in November 2019 to a four-year term. His new term will expire January 2024. Kent is the managing partner of Smoll & Banning, CPA's, LLC. He and his wife Dee have two grown daughters, Jennifer and Katie.
He can be reached at: Ph: (620) 227-7309
His email address is:

Joe Nuci, Commissioner

Joseph Nuci was elected in November of 2019 to serve a two-year term as Commissioner.  He was sworn in on January 6, 2020, and his term will expire in January 2022.  He is the owner of Real Estate Professionals here in Dodge City.  He and his wife, Tasha, have a 27-year-old son that has recently finished his service in the U.S. Marine Corps and is now enrolled in the University of Kansas.  He and Tasha are also working to finalize the adoption of 3 little girls, ages 4, 7 and 9 this spring.
He can be reached at:  Ph: (620)338-3681
His email address is:

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