|Meet Police Chief Candidates Today
A public forum to meet Chief of Police finalists is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Century II Convention Hall. Attendees will get an hour to hear from each candidate and ask questions, with City Manager Robert Layton serving as moderator.
Eisenhower Sets Passenger Record
Wichita Eisenhower National Airport officials on Tuesday announced a new record for the most passengers in a month - 158,381 – during the month of July. The number accounts for passengers flying in and out of the airport. The previous record occurred i...
Submit Questions for the Next Police Chief
The City of Wichita is asking residents to provide further input on the hiring of the next Wichita Police Department Chief by submitting questions to the City’s website and Activate Wichita. The web addresses are www.wichita.gov and www.activate-wichit...
Chief Mosley Statement on Officer Involved Shooting
Wichita Police Department Chief Nelson Mosley on Monday issued
the following statement regarding an officer-involved shooting that occurred on
Saturday night along West Kellogg:
“Good morning. I am Chief Nelson Mosley. Thank you for being h...
Three Finalists Named for WPD Chief
City Manager Robert Layton on Thursday announced three finalists to fill the Wichita Police Department (WPD) Chief of Police position, which has been open since September 2014.
The finalists were named after an extensive community e...
City Releases Budget Infographic
City of Wichita of officials today released a City of Wichita infographic that captures highlights of the 2016-17 Adopted Budget, which was approved a day earlier by the Wichita City Council.
The Infographic uses colorful, easy-to-read graphics...
Pirates in The Park
Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting an end-of -the-summer event - Pirates in the Park – which is scheduled from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Thursday at Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas .
Enjoy performances on the pirate stage throughout...
Community Advisory Search Committee for WPD Chief Announced
The City of Wichita announced the members of the Community Advisory Search Committee for the next Wichita Police Chief. The committee, recommended by the Wichita Police Department’s organizational assessment, is designed to ensure an open and transparent...
Celebrate Safe Communities Event
The Wichita Police Department will participate in Celebrate Safe Communities from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15. The annual event encourages residents to host parties on their block to get to know one another and keep their area safe. Wichit...
Indian Center’s end-of-summer party full of twists
The Mid-America All-Indian Center is throwing an
end-of-summer party that is just as unconventional as its name: “Museum Flip
Flop: Stories in the Sun, Tours in the Dark.” The party will take place from
1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the India...
Online Surplus Auction
The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus airport miscellaneous items. The online auction closes at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015. Items include Herman Miller seating, terminal signage, electronic security equipment, janit...
1st and 2nd Street Bike Lanes Update
Construction to install the 1st Street and 2nd Street bike lanes is scheduled to start the week of August 3, City of Wichita officials announced on Thursday during Mayor Jeff Longwell’s news briefing at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Online Surplus Auction
The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus miscellaneous items. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Items include commercial kitchen equipment, catering items, grocery store fixtures, etc.
Barry’s Recreation Station Adds One More Event
Wichita Park & Recreation is adding another date to the schedule of Barry’s Recreation Station, a new mobile van carrying recreation equipment this summer to public parks and providing outdoor games and activities for families and friends.
City Responds to Localized Flooding
City of Wichita officials on Wednesday provided an update on the flash flooding that occurred Tuesday afternoon in parts of the city.
All streets are now open, said Don Henry, a spokesman for Public Works & Utilities. Up to four inches of...
Flash Flooding Impacting Wichita Streets
The City of Wichita is advising drivers to avoid several areas of town due to flash flooding. A Flash Flood Warning for Sedgwick County is in effect until 9:30 p.m.
Maple Street from West Street to I-235 has been closed. Drivers are encourage...
Neighbors Enjoy New Neighborhood Playground
What was a grassy and empty lot at Central and Grove is now a neighborhood playground providing a swing set and more fun for youth in the surrounding area.
This morning neighbors who worked to transform the empty land into a playgro...
Assistant City Manager, Development Director Hired
Wichita City Manager Robert Layton today announced the hiring of Scot Rigby as Assistant City Manager and Director of Development.
Rigby, who starts work today, has more than 15 years of public sector management experience, most recently wit...
New Park & Rec Event Features Anime and Cosplay
Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a new event featuring anime and cosplay. Anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children; cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a mo...
Proposed Budget Released Today
Wichita City Manager Robert Layton released the 2016-17 Proposed Budget during today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Residents are encouraged to visit www.wichita.gov to review the proposed budget.
In keeping with City Council pol...
Animal Control Board Meeting
The first meeting of the new Animal Control Advisory Board is scheduled for 3 - 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 at the Wichita Animal Shelter, 3303 N. Hillside (near K-96 and Hillside).
City of Wichita Closures for Independence Day
In observance of Independence Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The closed facilities include City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park & Recreation Centers, G...
Fireworks on Sale Saturday, Stay Safe
With Fourth of July activities approaching, City of Wichita Police and Fire officials on Friday encouraged residents to be cautious with fireworks. Local fireworks tents open for business on Saturday and will stay open until July 5.
Online Surplus Auction
The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. The online auction closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Items include skid steers, backhoes, buses, cars, trucks, trailers, etc.
Free Fares Week Draws More Riders
For the second year in a row, Wichita Transit saw a substantial increase in riders during Free Fares Week, June 15-20, a promotion designed to raise awareness about Transit services, increase ridership, and help the environment.
Fourth of July Safety Tips
Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials are reminding residents to take precautions when shooting fireworks. With the 4th of July holiday approaching, Vice Mayor James Clendenin on Thursday reminded residents about the added danger of hot and windy weath...
City Announces the 2015 Wichita Big Read Book
City of Wichita and Wichita Public Library officials on Thursday announced that Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea is the 2015 Wichita Big Read book selection. In its 8th consecutive year hosting the Big Read, Wichita is receiving the maximum ...
Kellogg & Webb Update
Wichita officials said today that the Kellogg & Webb interchange
improvement project has been successfully bid for construction.
Construction, teamed with Dondlinger Construction, both of Wichita, was the low
June Final Friday at CityArts
CityArts is hosting the
opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, June 26 that
celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m....
Social Media Town Hall Budget Meeting
City of Wichita officials will host a second social media town hall budget meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today in Training Room I on the 9th floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Wichita City Council Members are expected to attend.
During the ...
'A Day in the Life' at Cowtown
Cowtown’s “A Day in the Life” event on Saturday, June
20 will do more than explain Wichita’s Old West history to visitors. It will
allow them to live and breathe it. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., more than 75 costumed
interpreters will bring Cowtown to life ...