City Commission

Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Second and Fourth Thursdays of the Month
  • Holiday date change exceptions will be listed on the Agenda Packets page.
  • All City Commission Meetings are open to the public.

Work Sessions

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • First and Third Thursdays of the Month
  • Holiday date change exceptions will be listed on the Agenda Packets page.
  • All City Commission Work Sessions are open to the public.

Agendas & Minutes


Contact Information


Mailing Address:

City Manager's Office
P.O. Box 490
Hays, KS 67601

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Overview

Hays has a commission-manager form of government which was adopted by the City in 1919, the third city in the state to operate under this plan. In 1966, the city switched from a three to a five-person commission. The commission hires the city manager who appoints the various department heads and other city employees. The commission is a policy-making body, which enacts city ordinances. 

Responsibilities

The city manager advises the commissioners and is responsible for enforcing their policies. The city manager also is responsible for preparing a proposed budget for the commissioners. The mayor presides over commission meetings and represents the city at ceremonial events. The commission members are elected at-large with an election held every two years.

Candidate Filing

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