This Wednesday will be Gwen Welshimer’s last commission meeting, she said today.
A former state legislator, Welshimer, a Democrat, lost her re-election campaign to Wichita City Council member Jim Skelton, a Republican. She represented District 5, including parts of south Wichita and Mulvane and Derby.
Welshimer said she is prepping for her move to California.
Commissioners will not meet Dec. 29, so she will miss only one meeting this month, she said.
New commissioners, including Skelton, will be sworn in on Jan. 9.
A reception for Welshimer starts at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room in the basement of the courthouse, 525 N. Main.