KPP News

The City of Kingman is currently hiring an Electric Lineman. The Electric Lineman performs skilled work of journeyman level in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground 12.5KV electric distribution power lines, protection equipment metering and other electrical equipment.

Minimum qualifications include graduation from high school or have obtained a GED. Prefer applicant has completed a 4 year apprentice or merchant program. Requires a valid Kansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and a good driving record.

The City of Kingman is an equal opportunity employer. Any applicant/employee with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request an accommodation to perform the functions of this position. A complete job description can be obtained by contacting the City of Kingman at 620-532-3111. Please apply online at

Visiting Ellinwood this summer you will likely see one completed improvement and another in the process of construction.  The completed improvement is the newly-opened splash pad adjacent to the swimming pool on the northwest side of the community.  The other improvement is a reconstruction of Highway 56 through the city.  While the highway project is surely an annoyance to Ellinwood residents, the finished product will be something very nice for them for many years to come.


The splash pad opened Memorial weekend, no doubt to
the delight of young residents and visitors.
 Highway 56 reconstruction


 If your community has major projects in the works, notify Carl Myers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for inclusion in this space.  

  • Gus Collins, Director of Gas and Wastewater Utilities for the City of Winfield, was appointed to the KPP Board of Directors during their May meeting last week.  Gus, a former City Manager in Wellington, has been well-known to the KPP family for many years.  The seat now occupied by Gus became vacant due to the resignation from the Board by James Ging.  James joined KPP in January 2017.  According to the Pool’s organizational documents, his seat, representing an unexpired term, was to be filled by the action of the Board of Directors.
  • Shane Shields and Jason Newberry were appointed by the Wellington City Council to serve as Wellington alternates to the KPP Membership Committee.
  • SPP aggregate study 2016-AG2 is completed, which resulted in the addition of generating units in Ellinwood and Minneapolis being approved as designated network resources for the KPP.  The study also cleared the way for the City of Glasco to receive wholesale electric service from the KPP in July.


  • Pictured above is Stephanie Peterman, the newly appointed City Clerk in Holyrood.  Stephanie took the position held by Neysa Brown who retired at the end of March.
  • Michael Swonger resigned as City Superintendent for the City of Attica.
  • The Ellinwood city council removed the "interim" from Chris Komarek's city administrator title.  Congratulations to Chris! 
  •   Chris Komarek






1 to 3 Years Similar or Related Experience preferred
CDL Required
Competitive Pay & Benefits
Applications Available
City of Marion
208 E. Santa Fe
Marion, KS 66861
(620) 382-3703

KPP member Winfield Electric Utility is once again recognized for its continuing effort in maintaining a reliable, safe utility as recognized by the American Public Power Association.  Winfield was one of only three Kansas public power utilities to be named as a Gold Level member of APPA's RP3 program, which recognizes utilities that demonstrate high proficiency in reliability, safety, work force development, and system improvement.  See more about the program in APPA News: Public power utilities earn recognition for reliable, safe service.

From the Parsons Sun:

Erie approves flag for 150th celebration - Parsons Sun: News

Plans for Erie’s 150th birthday this year continue to progress, and the sesquicentennial now has an official flag.

The Kansas Power Pool, a public power agency that provides energy and transmission services to 24 public power utilities in Kansas, says that by partnering with GridLiance it is gaining the expertise and staffing support it needs to deal with increasingly complex North American Electric Reliability Corporation compliance requirements and to pursue transmission projects that would benefit its members and their region.

In a teleconference meeting on January 12th, the KPP Board of Directors took up the customary January business of electing officers for the present year.

Following well established precedent of rotation, officers unanimously elected by the Board are:

Brad Modlin, Mulvane, President

Larry Paine, Hillsboro, 1st Vice President

Barry Hodges, Minneapolis, 2nd Vice President

Also elected unanimously was Rex Reynolds, Mount Hope, as Secretary/Treasurer.  Barring unforeseen circumstances, it is expected these officers will serve until January 2018 when new officers will be elected.

Outgoing President, Stan Luke, Burlington, was commended for his service and leadership in helping to guide KPP activities during 2016 centered on securing the possibility of future transmission resources as well as power purchase and capacity payment contract matters.

In the January Board meeting, it was also noted that one seat on the KPP Board became vacant near the end of 2016 and remains an unexpired term for approximately one year.  According to KPP’s governing documents, unexpired terms are filled by an official action of the Board.  However, the Board voted to temporarily table consideration of a new member pending resolution of KPP power purchase agreement matters.

The unexpired term is due to the resignation of James Ging.  James, who was otherwise in line to become KPP Board President this month, joined the KPP Staff on January 1st as its Director of Engineering Services.