Jackson County Kansas




Board of County Commissioners


District 1 District 2 District 3

Ed Kathrens
8668 254th Road
Circleville, KS 66416
785-364-7018 (C)

Janet Zwonitzer
425 Kansas Ave
Holton, KS 66436
785-364-6504 (C)

Bill Elmer
14015 Q Road
Hoyt, KS 66440
785-966-2630 (H)


Duties of the Commission:

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners serve as the governing body of Jackson County. The Jackson County Commissioners are vested by Kansas State Statutes, with both legislative and administrative powers and duties. 

These powers and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervision of County property
  • Organization of township following statutory procedures
  • Control of the financial affairs of the county
  • Approval of the annual budget
  • Levying of county taxes
  • Designation of depositories for the County Treasurer
  • Construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges
  • Approval of land use and zoning policies for the county
  • Issuance of bonds
  • Awarding of contracts
  • Incorporation of cities
  • Creation of special districts
  • Setting of salaries of all county officials
  • Providing a jail, courthouse, office space, and supplies for all county officers and the district court
  • Appointment of members of various boards and commissions


The Commission also serves as the County Board of Canvassers for elections


The Board meets on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If a holiday falls on a Monday, the meeting is moved to Tuesday of the same week. All meetings are open to the public. 


Jackson County Courthouse
400 New York Avenue, Room 106
Holton, Ks 66436 

Contact Us:

At the bottom of the page is a box that directly contacts the Clerk's Office whom deals with the Commission on a weekly basis. You are more than welcome to utilize this option as a means of contacting the Commission. However, this method will be subject to the conditions of not receiving an answer until the following Commission meeting. You may also call the Commission on Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday) between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You may also contact them by their contact information at the top of the page.



County Counselor

Alex Belveal, Attorney at Law







Contact Us

For questions, click on the link beside the department you would like to send an email.

Treasurer/Drivers License lgerhardt@jacoks.com
Register of Deeds  jaksrod@gmail.com
Appraiser/Planning/Zoning appraiser@jacoks.com
Attorney  jacksoncountyattorneysoffice@yahoo.com
Emergency Management  emo@jasoks.org
District Court Clerk j.strathman@jadistrictcourtks.org
County Clerk(not court related) clerk@jacoks.com
Commission commissioners@jacoks.com
Road and Bridge  jcrb@jacoks.com
Elderly Services  jacosrserv@yahoo.com
Banner Creek Lake bannercreekreservoir@yahoo.com
Landfill/Noxious Weed/Recycling/HHW  jacoweed@jacoks.com

Youth Services 2nd

Judicial District 

Health Department   areith@nekmulticounty.org 
Sheriff's Office *please refer to jasoks.org for complete directory

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