For Mlynar, eight (years) is enough on Emporia City Commission Featured

With her recent decision not to run for a third term in office, City Commissioner Bobbi Mlynar (left) is looking forward to writing and animal rights projects. With her recent decision not to run for a third term in office, City Commissioner Bobbi Mlynar (left) is looking forward to writing and animal rights projects. KVOE News file photo

Tuesday's general election saw the end of Emporia City Commissioner Bobbi Mlynar's time on the board.

Mlynar decided earlier this year not to run for re-election. She says her time on the commission was "interesting and educational," -- and she jokingly blamed former city commissioner Jim Kessler for planting that seed in her mind.

 

Mlynar tells KVOE News she enjoyed many aspects of City Commission work, including the relationships she has developed with current and past board members and the challenges facing the city.

 

Mlynar served almost nine years on the City Commission, with a slightly longer term than other city commissioners in Emporia's history after state lawmakers adjusted the election cycle for local positions. She says the city accomplished a variety of achievements during her time on the commission:

*Infrastructure projects including Water treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant renovations
*Park improvements
*Expansion of local business and industry
*New and infill housing projects
*Development of a five-year budget
*More resident involvement on city boards 

A longtime writer for the Emporia Gazette and an occasional contributor to the paper while on the City Commission, Mlynar says she plans to devote her free time to writing projects and animal welfare work. She also plans to get involved in government as a citizen.

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