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City of Garden City Calling for Letters of Interest to fill a vacant City Commission Position

Post Date:02/20/2019 12:21 PM

The City of Garden City Commission is accepting letters of interest and qualifications from individuals who wish to fill the City Commissioner position vacated by Melvin Dale.


The City will accept letters of interest and qualifications until Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The letters will be included in the March 19 City Commission Agenda Packet, which will be available for public viewing on the City’s website beginning the evening of March 15.  


Requirements of the City Commissioner are that he/she is a qualified electorate (registered and eligible to vote within the City of Garden City).  Interested individuals are asked to include in their letters of interest and qualifications any personal information they believe to be pertinent to the Commission’s consideration of their candidacy, which may include a statement as to why they are interested in serving the City in this capacity.  Candidates should also indicate in their letter whether they will be able to attend the March 19 City Commission pre-meeting workshop, which begins at 11:00 am and lasts approximately one hour. The pre-meeting workshop is not required but will allow the candidates to speak with Commissioners regarding their candidacy in a public meeting. 


The City Commission will select by majority vote the person to fill the vacant seat until January 2020.  The seat will be added to those which are contested in the November 2019 election.


Letters are to be submitted by email, mail or hand delivery and received before 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Letters can be emailed to Jennifer Cunningham at For those wishing to mail or hand deliver letters, please use the following address:


City Manager’s Office

301 N. 8th St. P.O. Box 998

Garden City, KS 67846

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