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Posted on: February 14, 2023

City of Emporia, Mayor Giefer to Step Down

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Emporia, Kansas February 14 — City of Emporia, Mayor Giefer will step down from his position this week, in a planned announcement during the City Commission meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Danny Giefer submitted al letter requesting to vacate the position of Mayor to the city commission, effective Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Giefer cited health reasons as the basis for his decision to step down.

The City of Emporia commission and staff stands in support of Mayor Giefer and his family during this time.

“The mayor’s position requires day-to-day personal contact with many individuals, which I will be unable to do.” Giefer will continue to work toward community improvements as City Commissioner and as a board member of Emporia Enterprise.

With this shift in commission roles, Vice-Mayor Brinkman will assume the role of Mayor and a new Vice-Mayor will be elected subject to adoption of Resolution 3693 on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

For questions, please contact the City of Emporia, City Manager’s Office at (620) 343-4250.

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