Jan 13, 2022 3:20 PM

Governor gives approval to county commission expansion

Posted Jan 13, 2022 3:20 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has given her stamp of approval for the Reno County Commission to expand from three members to five. The public approved the expansion in the last election.

The additional commissioners could have been elected via special election, however, the commissioners requested it take place at the next regularly-scheduled general election in order to eliminate additional expense. With the expansion of the board, commissioners approved a resolution setting the 2023 commission wages at $10,800 per commissioner, which is down from $18,000.

The filing deadline for commission seats is June 1, 2022, at noon. Candidates can file at the Election Office located in the Reno County Annex, 125 W. 1st. Reno County. To view the current district maps, visit https://arcg.is/09K9ub

Commissioners will vote on whether to approve the final district map with updated 2020 census figures at the Jan. 25 meeting.

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