Board of County Commissioners

The  County Commission is composed of three individuals elected in 3 districts to represent you. Because our government is strengthened by civic participation and increased involvement from our citizens, our website offers information to help bring Thomas County government closer to you. 

As the chief fiscal entity of the county, the Thomas County Commission is in charge of receiving and expending funds and, therefore, must make major financial decisions and transactions, approve budgets, award contracts, and act on claims. Annually, the board must review the estimated needs of each county office for the next fiscal year and publish these estimates. The Commission then gives final approval of departmental budgets.

Meetings are the first three Mondays of each month and the last working day of each month, unless a Monday is a holiday, then the Commission meets on Tuesday.

Thomas County Statistics

 

Colby

County Seat

 

7,711

Population

 

1,075 sq mi

Area

 

1st

Congressional District

Your County Commissioners

 
 
Mayor

Brad Flipse, Member - 1st District

  • Ward II (Colby), Gem City, Menlo City, Oakley City, Rexford City, Lacey Township, Menlo Township, East Morgan Township, North Randall Township, South Randall Township, Rovohl Township, Smith Township, and Wendell Township
  • Elected into office in November 2018
  • Took office in January 2019

Brad Flipse - County Commissioner

City Council

Francis Britton, Member  - 2nd District

  • Wards III & IV (Colby)
  • Elected into office in November 2016
  • Took office in January 2017

Francis Britton - County Commissioner

 

Controller

Michael Baughn, Chairman - 3rd District

  • Ward I (Colby), Brewster City, Barrett Township, East Hale Township, West Hale Township, Kingery Township, West Morgan Township, and Summers Township
  • Elected into office in November 2012
  • Took office in January 14, 2013 

Michael Baughn - County Commissioner

Thomas County, Kansas

"Thomas County - Agricultural, educational, cultural and service center of Northwest Kansas!  We invite you to become a part of our progressive community!"

Mike Baughn - County Commissioner 

Contact Us

 info (@) thomascountyks.gov
 (785) 460-4500
 (785) 460-4503
 300 North Court, Colby, Kansas 67701

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