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
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: email@example.com) 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.
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