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. 

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.  His email address is: rsowers@starrtech.net

Brian Delzeit, Commissioner


Brian Delzeit was reelected to the City Commission in November 2017 to a four-year term. His new term will expire in 2022.  Brian His email address is:  bdelzeit@cox.net

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. His email address is: ksmoll70@hotmail.com

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.  His email address is:  joenuci@yahoo.com


Application for Special Appointment


The City of Dodge City Commissioners established at their December 21, 2020, meeting the process they will take to fill the board's recent vacancy. An application for a special appointment to the City Commission will be available for residents to submit for consideration by the Commission.

The application will be available by clicking this link; copies will also be available by request to be picked up at City Hall at 806 N 2nd Ave by appointment by calling (620) 225-8100. The deadline to apply for consideration will be January 15, 2021, at noon.

The Commission will review applications received at their January 19 meeting to select applicants for the interview process, which will take place during a work session on February 1. Both the application review and the interviews will be livestreamed on the City of Dodge City Facebook page and Vimeo Page.

For more information on the process, or to find out more about City Commissioner's responsibilities, contact City Manager Nick Hernandez at 620-225-8100 or nickh@dodgecity.org.


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