The City of Great Bend has a number of advisory boards and commissions, and there are currently openings on many of them, Mayor Mike Allison said.
During the Monday night City Council meeting, Allison ran through the positions, noting these groups and the volunteer members play an important role for the city. Final appointments will be made at a later meeting.
These boards and commissions serve in various capacities to recommend action or strategies to the City Council. Members are appointed by the mayor with the approval of the council.
Allison said some have current members are eligible for reappointment and others or not. However, whether one is reapplying or applying for the first time, he or she must submit an application.
For more information contact Administrative Assistant Larami Parsons at Great Bend City Hall, 620-793-4111. The application is also available on the city’s website, under City Departments, Administration and Boards and Commissions.
Below are the committees and boards with openings.
Airport Advisory Committee:
Chris Spray pilot eligible
Jeffery Seewald pilot eligible
Lance Walters non-pilot eligible
Board of Construction, Trades, Examiners and Appeals:
Al Denning master plumber eligible
Don Moeder master electrician not eligible
Joe Cannon layman eligible
Vacancy engineer/ architect
Wayne Rathbun Jr. real estate eligible
Scott Schenkel construction eligible
Chad M. Jerke resident eligible
Derinda Bussman resident eligible
Alice Young resident eligible
Lisa Whipple resident eligible
Michael Fletcher resident eligible
Sherry Brent resident eligible
Danielle Feist resident eligible
Commission on Aging:
Delbert Tunks resident eligible
Jean Cavanaugh resident eligible
Convention and Tourism:
Vacancy at large
Ken Roberts at large eligible
Vacancy council member
Vacancy at large
Derinda Bussman resident not eligible
Colleen Newman resident not eligible
Bill King resident eligible
Dave Christiansen resident eligible
John Smith resident eligible
Steve Murry resident eligible