City Hall is located at
803 Eighth Street
Baldwin City, KS 66006

Walk-in Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(785) 594-6427 (phone)
(785) 594-6586 (fax)



Glenn Rodden


City Administrator: Under the guidance of Resolution No. 01-90-01 adopted January 22, 1990, the City Administrator is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council, and serves at the pleasure of the Governing Body. The position administers the day to day operations of the city organization within the policies adopted and established by the Governing Body.

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Brad Smith

Finance Director

Oversee, control, interpret and communicate the fiscal operations of the city to provide information and guidance to the City Administrator, Mayor, Council Members and Department Directors. Direct major functional areas including financial services, forecasting, monitoring, reporting; accounting; budgeting; payroll; purchasing. Identify and recommends policy options for the formulation and execution of the City’s overall financial policies, strategies, planning, and forecasts. Manage performance and development of staff and related systems.

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Laura Hartman

City Clerk

This position performs responsible administrative duties. This employee maintains control of all municipal, personnel, and legal records. As a city officer, the City Clerk is the official custodian of municipal documents and is responsible for various city records. This employee has a substantial amount of public contact regarding the furnishing of information concerning city ordinances and policies. Work assignments are prescribed in the state statutes and city ordinances and received from the City Administrator, the Governing Body, and citizen requests. The City Clerk handles important, confidential documents.

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Ed Courton

Community Development Director

Under the supervision of the City Administrator, the Community Development Director is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Community Development Department, including the Land Development, Comprehensive Planning, Zoning, Building, Code divisions, and Economic Development activities and programs of the City. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Administrator, including conducting special projects directly assigned by the City Administrator.

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Dana Caruthers


This position is responsible for the payment of goods and services purchased by the organization. This role also ensures that invoices are accurate and that proper accounting procedures are followed for the purchasing and payment of goods and services while assisting with citizen inquiries regarding city services.

Melissa Good


Point person for City Hall, this position performs a variety of routine clerical, administrative and financial work by receiving payments from customers or others for the payment of goods or services received.

Amara Davis

Utility Billing Specialist

This employee is responsible for maintaining customer utility account data, preparing & mailing utility bills, entering utility payment, accounts receivable and accounts payable data into the city’s computer system, preparing reports and assisting with citizen inquiries regarding utilities or other city services.