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Mayor and Commission

City Commissioners meet every 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays (except holidays), at 5:35 p.m.



Bill Collins, Mayor - January 2019  to January 2023

Bill moved to Hiawatha in 1968. He was married to the late Mary Collins. They have four Children: Stacey Wilhelm, Shelly Mercer, Tammy Thompson and William (Bill) Jr. He has 10 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren. He has served on the Hiawatha City Commission since 1993.

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Shamburg Becky Shamburg, Streets & Parks - January 2017 - January 2021

Becky is the Director of Special Education for Brown County Special Education Interlocal #615. She is also the head cross country coach and assistant track coach for Hiawatha High school. She received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and her Masters degree from Fort Hays State University.

Becky has three children: Sam, Ryan and Aly.


 Williams Dustin Williams, Police - January 2017 - January 2021

Dustin is a Nurse Practitioner at Hiawatha Community Hospital, Paramedic/Assistant Director at Town & Country EMS and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Graceland University in Independence, MO.  He has earned a Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree from Graceland University. 

In his free time, he enjoys cooking, landscaping and spending time with his family.  Dustin is married to Hollie and has two daughters, Brylie and Tenley.


Hull Toni J. HullUtilities, January 2017 - January 2021

Toni lived in Hiawatha from 1966-86. She moved to Kansas City, where she was elected to the City Council in Roeland Park for three, four year terms. 

Toni served as a Mental Health & Substance Abuse Therapist specializing in Dual Diagnosis, received Cognitive Therapy Certification from the KU School of Med.  Retiring after 30 years in the mental health profession, she moved “back home” in December 2011.
Toni serves on the United States Selected Service Board. She enjoys volunteering, playing tennis, family dinners, mini road trips with her daughter Mik, spending quality time with all her children and grandchildren, and vacationing with friends.   

Toni has three children; Ed, Jr. & Connie Christian (Andi, Trey & David, Anna, & Kaitlyn & Blake Gerwick); Mik Christie (Lindsey & Jordan); and Doug & Kelley Christian (Elizabeth, Jackson & Elison); 7 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren (Ella, Oakley & Timber).