The election of Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer as president of the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM) will highlight the organization’s annual conference in Overland Park Oct. 9-12.
More than 1,000 local officials from around the state are expected to attend the conference, marking the 100th anniversary of the League.
Mayor Brewer has served as LKM vice president the past year and is the single candidate for president on the leadership ballot.
Also expected to attend the conference are Vice Mayor Jeff Longwell and Council Members Sue Schlapp and Lavonta Williams. Due to the LKM conference, no weekly City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 12.
The LKM Annual Conference is the only statewide event that provides educational opportunities designed especially for city officials to learn about efficient and effective governing, hear best practices from other communities, and receive updates regarding legal standards and requirements.
The workshop schedule includes a presentation by Mayor Brewer and Scott Knebel, City of Wichita principal planner, on the Wichita Downtown Development project.
The conference agenda also includes the adoption of the annual state legislative agenda, covering a variety of issues of importance to municipal governments.