Get In Touch With Your Elected Official
As changes in government and legislation occur, it is vitally important for you to voice your opinion. If you have questions or need more information, contact Barby Jobe, Vice President of Government Relations, at (316) 268-1152.
Below you'll find a quick guide to our local, state and federal governments.
City of Wichita
The Wichita City Council establishes policy direction for the City by enacting ordinances, laws, policies, adopting the budget, levying taxes, and appointing members to citizen advisory boards and commissions. The seven-member Council is elected to four-year terms on a nonpartisan basis with staggered terms of office. Six Council members are elected by district, and the Mayor is elected at-large.
The Wichita City Council meets Tuesday mornings beginning at 9:00 AM. Click here to view a map of the City Council districts.
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The Sedgwick County Commissioners are elected. They are vested by Kansas state statute with both legislative and administrative powers and duties. Several powers and duties include supervision of county property, organization of townships following statutory procedures, control of the financial affairs of the county, levying of county taxes, construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges, approval of land use and zoning policies for the county, issuance of bonds, awarding of contracts, incorporation of cities and providing a jail, courthouse, office space, and supplies for all county officers and the district court.
The Sedgwick County Board of County Commissioners meets each Wednesday at 9:00 am. Click here to view a map of the Sedgwick County districts.
Although Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, Topeka is the state's Capital. The State Legislature meets for their legislative session every January through March.
You are allowed to vote in Kansas at the age of 18. To register, you can obtain a form at most local banks, libraries, schools and government offices. Additionally, the opportunity to register is presented to all those renewing a driver's license and also to those applying for public assistance. For more information on voting and registration click here.
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