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Members sought for city boards, commissions
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 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

Vacant            layman

Building Board:

Vacancy             engineer/ architect

Wayne Rathbun Jr.   real estate        eligible

Scott Schenkel      construction       eligible

Cemetery Board:

Chad M. Jerke       resident           eligible

Derinda Bussman     resident           eligible

Alice Young         resident           eligible

Tree Board:

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

Housing Authority:

Vacancy             tenant

Humane Society:

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

Vacancy             resident

Zoning Board:

Dave Christiansen   resident          eligible

John Smith          resident          eligible

Steve Murry         resident          eligible