County Commissioners

  • 1st District Commissioner: Shawn Tasset
  • 2nd District Commissioner: Chris Boys
  • 3rd District Commissioner: Ken Snook

  • 1st & 3rd Mondays of every month beginning at 3:30 p.m.
  • Commission Chambers
    Mezzanine Level
    100 Gunsmoke St.
    Dodge City, KS 67801

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. You can sign up for email public notices by contacting the County Clerk's office, in writing, at 100 Gunsmoke St., Dodge City KS 67801.
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For Immediate Release


Re: Media Requests and Polling Location

In response to multiple media requests, the County has obtained outside legal counsel  and will refer all related media requests to Bradley Schlozman, an attorney with the Hinkle Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Schlozman's contact information  is  as follows:
Bradley Schlozman 
Phone:  316.660.6296

The County is aware of media reports and social media posts relating to a Temporary Restraining Order filed by the ACLU of Kansas. At the time of this press release, the County has yet to be served with any official documentation regarding any legal filing(s).
Dodge City has maintained a single polling place for all elections for more than two decades. A new polling location had to be selected for the upcoming November 6, 2018, general election in the interest of public safety because the previously-used polling place - the Civic Center and parking areas - will soon be used as a staging area for a major construction project . The County Election Officer chose the Western State Bank Expo Center as an alternative due to the fact that the County owns the building, carries insurance to cover crowds, is designed for large crowds specifically, has adequate parking, is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is already part of the County's operations and planning in relation to severe weather and security response. 
There was no intent whatsoever to discriminate against any group of voters in the selection of this location nor will its use have the effect of discriminating any group of voters. Suggestions to the contrary are meritless.

J.D. Gilbert, B.S., M.B.A.
County Administrator  and Public Information Officer

The Mission of Ford County Government is to build on our heritage, prepare for the future and provide quality services to our citizens.

Public Notice


Tuesday, November 13, 2018, starting at 5:30 pm., the Ford County Commissioners may be in attendance at the Eisenhower Park Ribbon Cutting - 511 N 1st Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801, Dodge City, Kansas 67801.

No official Action will be taken.


The Ford County Board of County Commissioners meet the 1st and the 3rd Monday of every month at 3:30 pm in the Commission Chambers of the Ford County Government Center located at 100 Gunsmoke St., Dodge City KS.

If the Monday is a holiday, they will hold the meeting on the first following business day.