From the residents who submitted applications to fill a vacancy on the Hays City Commission, the body selected a candidate with years of government experience. Commissioner Henry Schwaller nominated former commissioner and state representative Eber Phelps.
Phelps will take office at the beginning of January and serve until the term is up in April. Current Commissioner Barbara Wasinger was elected to the Ellis County Commission and will take office on January 14th.
The filing deadline for the next city election is January 22nd.