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).
Karl Ryan, Mayor
Trent Davis, Vice-Mayor
Joe Hay, Jr, Commissioner
Melissa Rose Hodges, Commissioner
Mike Hoppock, Commissioner
To contact any of the commissioners, email firstname.lastname@example.org.