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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission

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The Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Commission was created through City Ordinance 29-610, County Resolution Number 135-1967; and an Interlocal agreement between Wichita and Sedgwick County.

Sedgwick County - Wichita Interlocal Agreement

What We Do

The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations on planning cases to the governing bodies. The Planning Commission also plays an influential role in implementing The Community Investments Plan, the Comprehensive Plan for Wichita-Sedgwick County. Planning Commissioners spend additional hours outside of meetings studying and preparing for agenda items.

​Boa​rd Members

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 - 2022-09-15

Consent Approvals​

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.​

Meeting Options to Participate

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Commission meetings are open to the public. 

Attend In Person 

You may attend the meeting in person at the Ronald Reagan Building on the 2nd floor, in Conference Room #203. (271 W 3rd. Street, Wichita, KS 67202)​

Submit Public Comments Ahead of Time

You can submit comments regarding items on the Planning Commission agenda to the Planning Department. Comments must be received by the Planning Department no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, three (3) days prior to the meeting. Comments submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The comment should indicate their name, address, which item they pertain to and be less than three (3) minutes in duration. The comments can be submitted in the following formats: emails, letters. The comments should be submitted to Planning Department staff who is assigned to that case.  Please be sure to provide ample time for delivery. 

If you have any written or visual materials like photos (jpeg, etc.), videos (mp4, etc.), powerpoints or audio messages (mp3, etc.) you wish to present, please contact Planning Department graphics staff Paul Schiffelbein (call: 316-268-4464 or email: by 5pm, 3 days prior to the meeting. The comments received ahead of the submission deadline will be shared with the MAPC, prior to or during the meeting. ​​

Accommodations pursuant to the American Disabilities Act (ADA)

Please contact planning staff with one week prior to the scheduled meeting. ​

Wichita City Council Appointees

Tony Zimbelman
Advance Plans
Wichita (67205)​​
10/4/2023 - 3/31/2024

​Ann Fox


Colwich (67030)


​Cindy Miles
Advance Plans,
Subdivision Alternate

Wichita (67216)


Mike Greene

Wichita (67205)


Debra Foster​
Advanced Plans Chair

Wichita (67213)


John Williams-Bey

Wichita (67214)


John McKay
Advance Plans

Wichita (67202)


Sedgwick County Commission Appointees


​Hugh Nicks
​Advance Plans


M​aize (67101)

9/18/2019 - 8/31/2023

Joe Johnson
Advance Plans

Wichita (67202)


Joshua Blick

Wichita (67213)


​Bill Johnson 
Subdivision​​ Chair​

Maize (67101)


Bob Aldrich

​Wichita (67203)

2/23/2023 - 1/18/2026

​Bob Dool
MAPC Chair,​​
Subdivision Alternate​


Wichita (67206)


Chuck Warren
Advance Plans

Derby (67037)


Meeting Calendar​
2023 MAPC & BZA Meeting Calendar

Agendas & Minutes

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​City Council Policies

City Council Policy 09.pdfCity Council Policy 09

​MAPC Policies

MAPC Policies 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 no longer apply.

Policy 04 - Notification for Vacations and Vacation by Replats.pdfPolicy 04 - Notification for Vacations and Vacation by Replats
Policy 07 - Time Limits on Finalization of Vacation Cases.pdfPolicy 07 - Time Limits on Finalization of Vacation Cases
Policy 08 - Disposition of Incomplete Zone Case Files.pdfPolicy 08 - Disposition of Incomplete Zone Case Files
Policy 10 - Items for Consideration and Format for Motions on Zone Change Cases.pdfPolicy 10 - Items for Consideration and Format for Motions on Zone Change Cases
Policy 11 - Speaking Time.pdfPolicy 11 - Speaking Time
Policy 14 - Manufactured Mobile Homes.pdfPolicy 14 - Manufactured Mobile Homes
Policy 20 - Instructions Posting Signs.pdfPolicy 20 - Instructions Posting Signs

YouTube Livestream

Note: the videos listed below do not have captions provided. If you would like to view our videos with captions, please visit our MAPC YouTube playlist.​

Meeting Videos