League of Kansas Municipalities Elects New Leaders
KSCB News - October 13, 2011 3:40 pm
On Monday, October 10, 2011, the convention of voting delegates for the League of Kansas Municipalities selected new
officers and directors for the governing body. The group convened in Wichita, Kansas and elected Dodge City Vice?
Mayor, Jim Sherer, as President. The convention also elected Phillipsburg City Clerk, Brenda Chance, as the League Vice?
Vice?mayor Sherer was first elected to the Dodge City Commission in 2004. Since then, he has served as both mayor and
vice?mayor in addition to his service as a school board member for USD 443 in the 1990s and his work on the National
League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee—a position he has held since 2006. Sherer has served on the
League’s governing body since 2008.
Brenda Chance has been Phillipsburg’s City Clerk since 1987, a position that includes implementing the policies set by
the Phillipsburg City Council. In addition to her service in local government, Chance has also served as an officer and
director for the City Clerks/Municipal Finance Officers Association.
Chance’s election as vice-prsident opened a director slot, which was filled by Ottawa Commissioner Blake Jorgensen.
Jorgensen joins Abilene Mayor Lynn Peterson as the two new directors for the governing body. Topeka Mayor Bill
Bunten, Liberal Vice-Mayor Joe Denoyer, and Mount Hope Mayor Terry Sommers were all re?elected to the governing
The League of Kansas Municipalities, an organization representing over 580 cities in Kansas, hosted the convention of
voting delegates as part of the annual conference entitled “Cities Celebrate Kansas.” The conference provided content
specifically geared toward city officials and the promotion of effective government. The conference was also part of the
State of Kansas’s official commemoration of 150 years of statehood.