About the City Commission

The City of Salina has operated under the Commission-City Manager form of government since 1921. The city was founded April 22, 1858 and incorporated in 1859.  We became a city of the third class November 21, 1870; second class, October 11, 1878 and first class July 9, 1920.

The Commission is comprised of five members elected at-large.  Candidates receiving the largest and second largest number of votes respectively shall be elected for a four-year term, and the candidate receiving the third largest number of votes respectively shall be elected for a two-year term.  Each year, the Commission will choose one member to act as Mayor.  The City Manager is appointed by the Governing Body and acts as its primary agent, chief executive and chief administrative officer in accordance with state statute. Other city officers and employees are appointed by the City Manager.  Changing of the guard is 2nd week of January yearly (on a Monday).

City Commissioners

Kaye Crawford , Mayor
Acceptance Speech

Karl Ryan, Vice-Mayor
Jon Blanchard, Commissioner
Trent Davis, Commissioner
Melissa Rose Hodges, Commissioner

To contact any of the commissioners, email citycommission@salina.org.