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Board of County Commisioners
Labette County's three-member Board of Commissioners meets on Mondays at 9 AM and at 9 AM the last working day of the month in the commission room on the first floor of the courthouse in Oswego. To be placed on the Commission agenda, call the county clerk's office at 620 795-2138, ext. 301.
County Commissioner - District One
Commissioner Addis represents District One, covering roughly the eastern half of Labette County and two precincts in Parsons. Addis was first elected in 1982 and is currently serving his tenth consecutive term making him the senior county commissioner in Kansas. His family has resided in Labette County since 1869. Descended from Revolutionary War soldier Frederick Eisenhauer who was killed serving with General George Washington at the Battle of Germantown on October 4th, 1777, Addis maintains a strong patriotic profile.
At 17, he joined the U.S. Marines serving two combat tours in Vietnam. After his return he attended Labette Community College and the University of Kansas. Upon his election he has been quite active in legislative initiatives for Kansas Counties and is past president of the Kansas County Commissioners Association. From 2000-2005, Addis served as the Kansas Representative on the Board of Directors to the National Association of Counties and likewise served during the same period on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Association of Counties.
County Commissioner-District Two
Born and raised in Labette County graduating from LCHS. I married my high school sweetheart Jo. We have been blessed with 4 children and 8 grandchildren.
I have served 3 terms on the commission from 2001 to 2013. I was very involved in the transfer of the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant to the Great Plains Industrial Park. I’m excited to see it turn opportunity to real tax base and job creation.
I look forward to working with the employees of Labette County.
County Commissioner-District Three
Cole Proehl grew up in southeast Kansas before attending college in Lawrence and graduating from the University of Kansas. After college, Cole worked in corporate finance and consumer lending in Georgia and Florida. Once returning to Kansas he worked in community banking in southeast and central Kansas before settling back in Parsons in 2011. He currently owns and operates a real estate management company which owns and manages property throughout Labette County. Cole ran a successful campaign for election for term beginning January 2021 but was later appointed by Governor Kelly to complete a vacant commission seat starting in October 2020.