Government

The City of Hugoton is led by a mayor-council form of government with the council consisting of five members elected to four-year terms. The mayor is also elected for a four-year term.
Appointed officials must be reappointed annually.

Elected Officials

Mayor Jack E Rowden Term expires April 2019
Council Dean Banker Term expires April 2021
  Dan Corpening Term expires April 2021
  Shannon Crawford Term expires April 2021
  Frankie Thomas Term expires April 2019
  Jason Teeter Term expires April 2019

Appointed Officials

City Attorney Wayne Tate
City Clerk Carrie L. Baeza
Judge of the Municipal Court Paula J. Sosa
City Treasurer Lucila Santillan
Police Chief Courtney Leslie
Building Inspector Joshua Grubbs
Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke
Electric System Supervisor Gary Rowden


The governing body has regularly scheduled monthly meetings on the first Monday after the fourth day of each month at 5:15 p.m. The meetings are held in the council room located in the basement in the city office building at 631 South Main, Hugoton.

meetingCommunity residents are welcome to attend the regular meetings of the council. Anyone wishing to be included on the agenda for a meeting should contact City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks at the City Office during normal business hours at 620-544-8531. Minutes from the monthly meetings are available to the public in print form at the City Clerk's office, or they can be accessed on this website.

PAST MAYORS OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON

(The City of Hugoton did not function from 1892-1912. Stevens County operated the city government.)

  • 1887-1888 C.L. HARLAN
  • 1888-1889 B.E. STEHLE
  • 1889-1890 JAMES JOSLIN
  • 1890-1891 JOHN COLE
  • 1891-1892 R.C. CRAWFORD
  • 1912-1917 E.R. KINGERY
  • 1917-1919 H.B. WHEATON
  • 1919-1925 R.L. SMITH
  • 1925-1927 F.M. JOHNSON
  • 1927-1933 U.G. CHARLES
  • 1933-1935 N.J. MADDEN
  • 1935-1937 H.I. MCBEE
  • 1937-1941 JOHN F. FULKERSON
  • 1941-1943 HARRY LIGHTCAP
  • 1943-1947 JOHN F. FULKERSON
  • 1947-1949 L.A. BARNES
  • 1949-1953 VIRGIL PARKER
  • 1953-1956 W.F. RAMEY
  • 1956-1957 G.D. THOMPSON
  • 1957-1961 RAYMOND MOORE
  • 1961-1963 DANNY THOMPSON
  • 1963-1965 EARL BIGBEE
  • 1965-1969 PHILIP PARSONS
  • 1969-1971 EARL BIGBEE
  • 1971-1975 ROBERT BROWN
  • 1975-1983 PAUL L. THOMAS
  • 1983-1987 ROBERT R. GILL
  • .1987-1995 TOM L. GREENWAY
  • 1995-2007 NEAL R. GILLESPIE
  • 2007-Pres. JACK E. ROWDEN
PAST CITY CLERKS OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON

  • 1887-1889 A. CAMPBELL
  • 1889-1890 R.C. CRAWFORD
  • 1890-1892 THOMAS MARTIN
  • 1912-1913 W.B. CRAWFORD
  • 1913-1913 S.A. COFFMAN
  • 1913-1914 WW. HAYWARD
  • 1914-1915 C.F. BELL
  • 1915-1917 E.B. MCCONNELL
  • 1917-1920 JOHN A. FIRMAN
  • 1920-1933 C.F. BELL
  • 1933-1935 J.S. BROLLIER
  • 1935-1936 I.B. ERWIN
  • 1936-1937 R.L. JOHNSON
  • 1937-1972 DON M. BRUBAKER
  • 1972-1972 LOUIS E. DUGGAN
  • 1972-1972 J.F. HARRIS
  • 1972-1978 RALPH F. PETERSON
  • 1978-2018 THOMAS G. HICKS
  • 2018-PRES. CARRIE L. BAEZA

PAST CITY ATTORNEYS OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON

(Some dates are missing from the records)

  • 1913-1915 F.A. MCCOY
  • 1923-???? W.E. EDDY
  • 1933-1935 C.T. PARKER
  • 1935-???? L.L. MORGAN
  • 1949-???? J.S. BROLLIER
  • 1955-1987 BERNARD NORDLING
  • 1987-2003 ERICK E. NORDLING
  • 2003-Pres WAYNE TATE