Board and Commission Appointments

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Welcome to the City of Gardner's Boards and Commission application process!

The City of Gardner utilizes direct citizen input through the voluntary appointment of individuals to various boards and commissions. The Mayor is charged with the responsibility of recommending individuals to serve on City boards and commissions, subject to the approval of the Council. 

 

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

The City Clerk will coordinate the appointment process beginning with the notification to the general public of openings on all boards and commissions. Openings will be advertised for two weeks via the City's official newspaper, the City's website and other social media outlets.

Appointments to boards and commissions shall be based upon applications filed in the City Clerk's Office. A printable application is available HERE, which can be submitted via mail or fax to:

City Clerk's Office
120 E. Main St.
Gardner, KS 66030
Fax: (913) 856-0997
cityclerk@gardnerkansas.gov

Applications may also be submitted electronically by clicking on the desired board/commission below.

Airport Advisory Board

Board of Building Code Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

Planning Commission

Utility Advisory Commissio

Public Service Applications are always welcomed by the City Clerk and shall be kept for a period of one calendar year. The City Clerk will call upon the City Council to submit the names of potential candidates should there be no applications for appointment on file.



APPOINTMENT PROCESS

The City Clerk will coordinate the appointment process beginning with the notification to the general public of openings on all boards and commissions. Openings will be advertised for two weeks via the City’s official newspaper, the City’s website, and other social media outlets.

Appointments to boards and commissions are based upon recommendation by the Interview Team followed by a majority vote by the Council. Consideration for appointment shall be based upon a completed Public Service Application, meeting basic qualifications, and interview results. Public Service Applications are always welcomed by the City Clerk and shall be kept for a period of one calendar year. The City Clerk will call upon the City Council to submit the names of potential candidates should there be no applications for appointment on file.

After the board and/or commission opening(s) have been advertised for two weeks, the City Clerk shall provide to the Governing Body the applications on file for the specified opening. The Council will then be given one week to advise the City Clerk of any personally known potential issues with any of the candidates or to offer a personal recommendation for a candidate or candidates.

An additional two weeks will be set aside for the conducting of candidate interviews by the Interview Team. A Board/Commission representative and the City Administrator (or the City Administrator's designee) can participate in the interviews as their schedules allow.
The Interview Team will have one week after the conclusion of candidate interviews to choose a nominee, which they will bring forward to the City Council for their consideration.

The City Council will consider the appointment at their first regular meeting after the Interview Team has selected a nominee. A copy of the nominee's Public Service Application will be included in the Council packet for the meeting at which the recommendation will be presented for consideration.

For more information, please see Section H, Appointments to Boards and Commissions, of the Governing Body Rules of Procedure, available HERE.

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