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May 2019 Minutes


May 16, 2019 at 10:00am

Topeka Public Library

1515 SW 10th Ave.

Topeka, KS 66604


  • Chris Esquibel, 29th (President), Tom Weishaar, 1st (Vice-President), Kelly Johnson 4th (Treasurer), Spence Koehn, 4th (Training), Brad Schuh, 3rd (Legislative), Kelsey Cox 27th (Public Relations), Ryan Duckers, 29th (Secretary), Brian Swenson 28th (Parliamentarian)


  • Reading/Review of the Minutes:

  • Chris Esquibel (29th), called the meeting to order.

  • April 2019 minutes are not completed at this time but will be submitted and reviewed in June.

  • Treasurer’s Report:

  • No report to review.


  • Training

  • Complaints about Spring conference were brought to the attention of the hotel management. Charges for breakfast were removed from the total bill which was recently received and paid.

  • Spence worked on the conference registration form and updated it so that sections on banquet and business lunch are not overlooked.

  • All but two contracts have been returned for fall conference speakers.

  • Discussed site selection for 2022 conferences and agreed to reach out to the Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan to inquire about possible prices for both spring and fall.

  • Spence advised he was looking into entertainment options for the Fall 2020 conference and is thinking about contacting Curtis the Mentalist as possible keynote speaker and entertainment.

  • Discussed doing CSO 101 training at upcoming conferences and decided to put together a list of possible topics that could be presented on.

  • Spence advised that the Johnson County CSO that will be presenting at the Spring 2020 conference inquired about the possibility of comping either the hotel room or conference registration fee in exchange for presenting. Discussion was held and it was agreed to table the discussion until next month.

  • Site Selection

  • Upcoming Conferences:

  • Fall 2019 – October 16 - 18 Kansas Star Casino – Mulvane, KS – Contract

  • Spring 2020 – April 15 – 17 – Drury Inn – Wichita, KS - Contract

  • Fall 2020 – October 21 -23 – Prairie Band Casino Mayetta, KS – Contract

  • Spring 2021 – May 19-21 – Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, KS - Contract

  • Fall 2021 – October 13-15 - Drury Inn – Wichita, KS – Contract

  • Legislative

  • Current legislative session is completed, but legislators will return at the end of the month to vote on appointment of the vacant Appellate Judge position.

  • 2.5% raise for non-judicial personnel will go into effect on 7/1.

  • SB367 audit will begin in about a month where 3 auditors will gather information from CSO’s across the state. A CSO committee will be formed that can monitor the studies and keep track of what is going on.

  • Board decided to ask Karen Ward (18th) if she would be the CSO to serve as CINC representative for the audit.

  • Pre-Trial Justice Task Force will host a meeting on 6/14 at 9:00am at OJA offices that is open to the public and Koch Industries will be presenting ideas on reform.

  • Next legislative meeting is scheduled for 5/21/19 at 11:00.

  • Public Relations

  • Nothing new to report.

Membership and Nomination

  • Discussed further updating of the conference registration form to include a section where members could indicate if they wanted to participate in the selling of raffle tickets and how many tickets they would be requesting.

  • Discussed upcoming raffle options and agreed to table further discussion until the June board meeting.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • Discussed KACSO 40th anniversary celebration and will continue to seek out volunteers from the association who would like to help organize it.

  • Discussed rule 106(c) as there are lots of questions across the state regarding clarification of this rule.

  • Discussed donating money for the hospitality room at the Administrative update.

  • Spence Koehn (4th) moved to allocate up to $350.00 for the hospitality room. Kelsey Cox (27th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • $67.50 – Tom Weishaar (mileage and tolls)

  • $163.92 – Kelsey Cox (mileage and tolls)

  • $398.77 – Brian Swenson (mileage and tolls for board meeting, House and Senate Rural Caucus lunches and paper for conference certificates)

  • Brad Schuh (3rd) moved to pay bills as submitted. Ryan Duckers (29th) seconded the motion. All in favor and motion approved.


  • Nothing new to report.


  • The next meeting with be on Thursday June 20th, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Topeka Public Library.


  • Brian Swenson (28th) moved to adjourn and Spence Koehn (4th) seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting adjourned.

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