Rural Designee Application Period Extended

The application period for the Rural Designee position on the KAC Governing Board has been extended until close of business on February 15, 2019.

Important: 2nd Notice of Election – Rural Designee to the Kansas Association of Counties Governing Board

The KAC Bylaws were amended to provide for one rural and one urban designee to the KAC Governing Board. For purposes of this election, rural county is defined as a county with a population less than 70,000 and urban county is defined as a county with a population of more than 70,000. The rural and urban designees are selected by the KAC Governing Board from applications submitted by county officials from member counties. The original close date for the replacement process (1/16/2019) has now been extended to 2/15/2019 as the KAC Governing Board, during its 1/24/2019 meeting, was concerned that the notice of an opening was not adequately circulated. All applicants from the first deadline have been carried over and do not need to resubmit an application.

Persons interested in serving as Rural Designee are invited to place their name in nomination for election by submitting a letter of self-nomination on or before the close of business on Friday, February 15, 2019. The letter of self-nomination should include all pertinent contact information of the nominee, a summary of experience in county government, and an explanation of why he or she would be a good representative of rural counties. (Eligible and non-eligible counties for this position are described below.) Letters can be sent as follows:

By Mail

Mr. Dennis Kriesel

Kansas Association of Counties

300 SW 8th, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603

By Email

The KAC Governing Board expects to make its decision at the next board meeting, taking place on February 22, 2019.

The privilege of nomination as the Rural Designee is extended to county officials or employees from all counties except the following:  Chautauqua (non-member), Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Riley, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte.

Any elected or appointed county official may apply. This opening is exempt from the typical KAC requirement that no county may have more than one representative on the board. As such, applicants are free to submit for consideration even if their county is already represented on the KAC Governing Board.