Your Elected Officials

Mayor Steve Dechant

Southeast District   620-662-5234     Email

Vice-Mayor David Inskeep

City-at-Large   620-662-6674  Email

Jade Piros de Carvalho

Northeast District   620-200-1167  Email

Nancy Soldner

Southwest District   620-665-5823  Email

Jon Daveline

Northwest District  620-664-2111   Email

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The Governing Body consists of 5 council members, with 1 elected at-large and 4 elected by districts on a non-partisan basis. All district members are elected to 4-year terms; the at-large member is elected to a 2-year term. The mayor and vice-mayor are then selected for a 1-year term by the Council members. The City enacted term limitations for the council in 1994, and no one shall serve consecutively for more than 1 partial term plus 2 consecutive 4-year terms.

The Council establishes and sets the policy of the City. The Council hires a city manager to carry out the policies and laws of the City, to administer the approved budget, serve as the chief administrative officer of the City and to conduct the daily business of the City.

See a map of the Council members' districts (PDF).


Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication at a City Council meeting (or any City program, service or activity), should contact Meryl Dye, Assistant City Manager/ADA Coordinator, at 620-259-4118 (TDD/TTY KS Relay Center 7-1-1) or email, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meeting.
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