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. 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.

I am a lifelong resident of Louisburg. I currently teach 5th grade at Broadmoor Elementary, in Louisburg.  I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering in the community. Ms. Smith is the Council liaison to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

Ward 1 Map

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Dave Maddax, Ward 3


Councilmember Anthony Taylor was appointed to the Council in August 2018 to fill an unexpired term. He is the Council liaison for Public Safety. He currently works as a civil designer for a large metro engineering firm. His hobbies include tea blending, roasting coffee, crafting beer and preserving grapes into wine. Mr. Taylor and his wife have 2 sons.

Ward 2 Map

Councilman Maddax was appointed to the City Council in February 2013, currently serving as the Council liaison for Finance. Dave serves with the local Lions Club and other community service functions.  

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 Public Works, Streets and the Recreation Commission. Mr. McKiearnan has worked as a Master Electrician since 1990, and also served on the Planning Commission for two years and has been a long-time member of 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.  Steve serves as the council liaison to Park & Tree Board, Fox Hall and the cemetery. Mr. Town is an active volunteer within the local Fire Department, local arts council, and school. He works during the day as an engineering technician for a large metro engineering firm.