The Planning Commission is comprised of a group of 14 local residents that are interested in the future of Wichita and unincorporated Sedgwick County.
Wichita City Council members and the Mayor appoint seven members to the Planning Commission, while Sedgwick County Commissioners appoint the other seven members.
- Commissioners appointed by the Wichita City Council serve 2-year terms with the potential to serve four consecutive terms.
- Commissioners appointed by the Board of County Commissioners serve 4-year terms and until their successors have been duly appointed.
Openings on the Planning Commission will be announced by the City and County, along with notice of opportunities for individuals to submit applications to be considered for appointment to the Planning Commission.
Submit an online application - CitySubmit an online application - County
Subcommittees and Board of Zoning Appeals
Planning Commissioners also serve on either the Advance Plans or Subdivision Sub-Committee of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Commission, as well as on the Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals.
How We Operate
The Planning Commission has adopted bylaws that are written policies that guide the Planning Commission's processes and actions.
MAPC Bylaws - 2020-04-21
MAPC Bylaws - 2022-09-15
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Commission meetings are open to the public. The meeting location is identified in the agenda and often includes a virtual participation option.
The Planning Commission may select to approve items by consent, this typically occurs if they have not received an indication that someone wants to hear those items. Consent approval means that one or more items are approved by the Planning Commission in a single motion - without a staff presentation, applicant presentation, or public comment. In order to determine which items will be considered for consent approval, the Planning Commission Chairperson will call off each item on the agenda - asking of any member of the Planning Commission or public wants to hear that item.
Wichita City Council Appointees