Mayor & Council


Marty Southard, mayor


Kalee Smith, Ward 1



Citizens are encouraged to attend and may publicly address the council during the meeting.

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • First and third Mondays of each month, unless Monday is an official holiday and then the meeting will be the next day.
  • 215 S. Broadway
    Louisburg, KS 66053

Marty Southard was elected mayor in April 2015 and was re-elected in 2018. He works as a school social worker for the local high school. He enjoys helping students to develop and accomplish their goals and spending time with his family.

Ms. Smith is a lifelong resident of Louisburg and currently teaches 5th grade at Broadmoor Elementary, in Louisburg. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in the community. Ms. Smith is the Council liaison to Public Works, Streets and the Louisburg Recreation Commission. Ms. Smith was appointed to Council in January 2017 and was re-elected in November 2019.

 Ward 1 Map

Donna Cook, Ward 2

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Sandy Harris Jr., Ward 3

Photo of Councilmember Sandy Harris Jr

Donna Cook, elected to the Council in November 2019, is a lifelong Louisburg resident and currently owns Rabbit Creek Tasteful Gourmet in Louisburg. She enjoys gardening and creating metal and wooden yard art for her yard. Ms. Cook also volunteers her time for the many organizations she belongs to both locally and nationally. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Councilmember Cook is the liaison to Finance.

Ward 2 Map

Councilmember Sandy Harris Jr. was elected to office in November 2018 and began his term January 2019. He is the Council liaison to Park & Tree, Fox Hall and Cemetery boards. Councilmember Harris came to Louisburg in 2004 and served as pastor to First Christian Church before retiring from full-time ministry in 2017. He supports various causes as volunteer. He previously served on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Seeing the community grow and assisting the city’s government to become increasingly able to serve all who live here is his aim by serving on the City Council.  

Ward 3 Map

Thorvald McKiearnan, Ward 4


Steve Town, At-Large


Thorvald McKiearnan, elected to the Council in November 2017, is a lifelong resident of the Louisburg area. He is the Council liaison to Planning & Zoning and Public Improvements. Mr. McKiearnan has worked as a Master Electrician since 1990. He served on the Planning Commission for two years and also served on the Board of Zoning Appeals. He is also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Thor enjoys scuba diving and spoiling his three grandchildren.

Ward 4 Map

Councilman Town was re-elected in November 2017. He serves as the Council liaison to Public Safety. Mr. Town is an active volunteer within the local Fire Department, local arts council, and school. He is a retired engineering technician.