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Palmyra Trustee Application Process

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:31am

The Douglas County Commission recently received a resignation letter from the Trustee of Palmyra Township, and it is the responsibility of the Commissioners to appoint a replacement. The responsibilities of the township trustee are set out in in Article 3 of KSA Chapter 80.

The County Commission is seeking applicants from residents of Palmyra Township to serve as the trustee until January of 2019. A special election to elect a replacement to complete the term will occur in November of 2018. Persons interested in being considered for this position should submit a letter or e-mail expressing their interest in the position by June 23 at 5 pm. The County Commission hopes to appoint the replacement at their regular meeting on June 28.

The letter should include a summary of the applicant’s experience with budget, employee management, communication skills, conflict management, and/or any experience or training that might be related to the responsibilities of a township trustee.

The letter with or without resume can be sent as an attachment to an e-mail addressed to:     , or can be mailed to:

Jamie Shew, County Clerk
1100 Massachusetts
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Anyone needing additional information about this opportunity for public service should feel free to contact Nancy Thellman, Commissioner of the 2nd District that includes Palmyra Township (, Jamie Shew, Douglas County Clerk ( or Craig Weinaug, Douglas County Administrator (  



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Jamie Shew, County Clerk