A former Salina city finance manager has filed to run for a seat on the Salina City Commission.
Rod Franz filed on Monday to run for the office. He was director of finance and administration for the City of Salina from 1996 to 2016 when he retired. He has lived in Salina since 1996.
Franz came to Salina after serving as city clerk and finance director at the City of Arkansas City, Kan. A native of Walton, Kan., in Harvey County, he served as president of two statewide professional associations and as a board member of the Kansas League of Municipalities.
Franz graduated from Newton High School, Emporia State University and the Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs.
He is a member of the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission and volunteers at the Salina Animal Shelter. Franz also is a past troop leader and merit badge counselor for Salina Boy Scout Troop 214. His two sons, Brian and Chris Franz, graduated from Salina South High School.
“I believe I have a unique combination of experience, education and skills to contribute to moving Salina forward, meeting our challenges and fulfilling our potential by working together,” Franz said. “Salina has been an excellent place to live and work for my family and me and I want to continue to help shape our city’s future.”