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, 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:

E. Kent Smoll, Vice Mayor

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:

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:

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:

​Blanca Soto, Commissioner

Blanca was appointed by the Commission to fill a vacant position on February 1, 2021. She will finish the term which will end January 2022. Her email address is
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