Government

Water department earns award

The Garden City Water Department was recently awarded the 2021 Smart Water Application Technologies Outstanding Public Engagement Award for the city’s customer water use report.The report educates customers on their water use and shows how their use compares to other water customers in the community. Before this program, customers were […]

Muirhead earns outstanding service award from KMEA

GARDEN CITY – Mike Muirhead, Director of Public Utilities for the City of Garden City, recently earned the 2020/2021 Gilbert E. Hanson Jr. Outstanding Service Award from the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency (KMEA). The award, named in honor of KMEA’s first General Manager, Gil Hanson, is presented by KMEA to […]

Deputy city manager to step down from role at year’s end

GARDEN CITY – City of Garden City Deputy City Manager Jennifer Cunningham has announced her resignation effective at the end of 2021. She will be joining Doering, Grisell & Cunningham, P.A., where she will assume the responsibilities of City Attorney with the retirement of Randy Grisell at the end of […]

Partnerships paved the way for Jennie Barker Road project

Garden City Manager Matt Allen addresses guests attending the ribbon cutting of Jennie Barker Road. The road widening and improvement project was one of four community projects funded by a sales tax voters approved in 2017. By SCOTT AUST GARDEN CITY ­– Local and state officials on Monday, Oct. 11, […]

City Finance Director calls it a career after 30+ years

Melinda Hitz, who retired this week after 30 years as Finance Director for the City of Garden City, stands behind a sign set up for her retirement on Thursday. By SCOTT AUST GARDEN CITY – Thursday was designated “Melinda Hitz Day” in Garden City, a tribute to the longtime Finance […]

Annual two-week Fall Cleanup to begin Oct. 4 in Garden City

The Garden City 2021 Fall Cleanup Program begins next week, giving residents the opportunity to declutter. The free pick-up service for residential areas only will begin on Monday, Oct. 4 and continue through Friday, Oct. 15. The Fall Cleanup is not for businesses. To accommodate the needs of both the […]

KDOT Local Consult Going Virtual

We’ve been working hard to prepare for the 2021 round of Local Consult. These regional stakeholder meetings rely on Kansans to provide timely input which helps us determine which IKE highway expansion and modernization projects will be added to the development pipeline. We are committed to the Local Consult process […]

Randy Grisell, City Attorney Announces Retirement

After a 41-year career practicing law and 33 years as the City Attorney, Randy Grisell has announced his retirement at the end of 2021.“With respect to the City of Garden City, what stands out the most to me is the dedication and professionalism of the public employees that make up […]

City to hold Public Meeting for new Comprehensive Plan

What is your vision for the future of Garden City and the Downtown? Share your ideas with us by attending the second public meeting for the Garden City Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Plan on Thursday, June 3rd from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. You, your family—including kids, grandparents, friends, and neighbors—are […]