The Reno County Commission approved a Resolution that allowed voters to decide whether to have five (5) elected commissioners compared with the current three (3) member governing body. Voters approved the expansion question in the November 2, 2021 election.
The current commissioners will remain in office, while an additional two commissioners will be elected by residents of the two new districts. Governor Laura Kelly approved the November 8, 2022 election.
See the map here: https://arcg.is/09K9ub (NOTE: Commissioners are voting on a Resolution to approve the final map with census changes on Jan. 25)
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A RENO COUNTY COMMISSIONER?
The role of a County Commissioner is to adopt resolutions and set policies for the effective administration of government services. They also adopt budgets and order the levying of taxes. The Commissioners work closely with the County Administrator, who is responsible for the oversight of the County departments and employees. Commissioners also serve as county representatives and meet with constituents to hear concerns and gather input.
Reno County Commissioners meet the second, fourth and sometimes fifth Tuesday of the month at 9am. Commissioners approved a Resolution setting the 2023 commission wages at $10,800 per commissioner. Reno County Commissioners serve four-year terms and must reside within their district boundaries.
The filing deadline for Commission seats is June 1, 2022, at noon. The primaries will take place in August. Candidates can file at the Election Office located in the Reno County Annex, 125 W. 1st. For additional information, call the election office at 620-694-2954.
June 1, 2022- Filing deadline
August 2, 2022- Primaries
November 8, 2022- General Election
January 2023- New Commissioners Begin Serving
Learn more about the expansion and the role of a Commissioner below: