|Ozone Season Begins Wednesday
The 2015 Ozone Season begins on Wednesday April 1. This is the time of year when the City of Wichita’s Air Quality section monitors and predicts high ozone days for south central Kansas. Ozone Alerts will be issued when high ozone days are expected. Ozone...
April Burn Restrictions
Wichita Fire Department officials on Friday announced open burning in Wichita and surrounding areas will face additional restrictions during the ozone season which begins Wednesday, April 1.
Restricted activities include burning trees and brush...
MYC to Host Democracy Day
The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) is scheduled to host Democracy Day from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Democracy Day is an inaugural event that teaches teens how to navigate the el...
City Hires Strategic Communications Director
City Manager Robert Layton on Friday announced the hiring of Ken Evans as Strategic Communications Director.
he Strategic Communications Director is the City’s top communications position, charged with developing, managing, and evaluatin...
BUNNY BLAST & EGG HUNT
Wichita Park and Recreation will host its 7th annual Bunny Blast & Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 28 at O.J. Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Blvd. Children will have an opportunity to hunt for eggs with their own baskets and take a phot...
Airport Community Events
The public is invited to celebrate the new Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport terminal, parking garage and rental car facilities during three community events. They include the Dedication Gala, the Community Open House and the First Flight/Ri...
Animal Control Advisory Board Accepting Applications
The City of Wichita is accepting applications for an Animal Control Advisory Board, recently approved by the Wichita City Council.
The citizen advisory board will review existing animal control regulations; make recommendations for ...
Free FootGolf Saturday at L.W. Clapp Golf Course
Wichita Public Golf Courses is offering the public a free opportunity to experience FootGolf from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at L.W. Clapp Golf Course, 4611 E. Harry. FootGolf is a combination of golf and soccer played on golf courses. Players ki...
WPD Community Feedback Meetings Update
The Wichita Police Department’s next community engagement meeting regarding findings and recommendations from an organizational assessment is scheduled for 6 p.m. on March 25 at Sunflower Community Actio...
MYC Teen Appointed to National Council
Alex Garcia-Villatoro, a junior at South High School, was appointed to a one-year term on the National League of Cities (NLC) Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF) Council for 2015. The YEF Council guides and oversees the work of NLC’s Institute...
WPD Community Feedback Meetings Resume Today
The Wichita Police Department invites the public to attend a second community engagement meeting today to discuss findings and recommendations from the department’s organizational assessment. The meeting is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. at in...
WPD Community Feedback Meetings Start Today
The Wichita Police Department invites the public to attend the first of several community engagement meetings to discuss findings and recommendations from the Department’s organizational assessment. The first meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday...
City Meetings on Flood Map Changes
City officials will be present at six District Advisory Board meetings to provide information on the preliminary floodplain maps recently released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The meetings will be focused on the impact of FEMA ...
City Crews Prepare for Weekend Winter Storm
City of Wichita crews are planning for the forecasted winter storm, on standby through the weekend to be activated once precipitation is imminent. The Public Works & Utilities department will deploy its full fleet of 50 plow trucks to respond to t...
WPD Annual Community Safety Review
Interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley gave his annual community safety review today at City Hall. Chief Mosley outlined that crime is down 2.64% from 2013.
Mosley reported that burglary and thefts were down in 2014, while homicides, rapes, r...
An Artist’s Best Friend
Annual Art Show at the Dog Show coming to CityArts
CityArts is proud to present the 29th annual Art Show at the Dog Show exhibit throughout its building Feb. 27-March 21. This is a special event where both the public and their ...
City of Wichita Closures for Presidents Day
In observance of Presidents Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 16. The closed facilities include City Hall, Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, Park and Recreation centers, Watson Park, Great Plains...
WPD Releases Organizational Assessment
City of Wichita officials and community partners on Thursday released findings and recommendations from a Wichita Police Department organizational assessment, which was designed to identify critical department issues, improve police-community relations...
INNOVATION CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE
A public open house regarding plans for the Wichita State University Innovation Campus is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Olive Room (RS261) at the Rhatigan Student Center on the campus of Wichita State University, 1845 N. Fairmoun...
Eisenhower’s Average Fare Down 29% Since 2000
Wichita’s average fare for the third quarter was $410.41, a slight increase of 1.2% from third quarter 2013 but a 29% decrease from its third quarter 2000 fare, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Recognizing Excellent Public Service Employees
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 10, Wichita and Sedgwick County residents are encouraged to nominate public employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. The award, in its 28th year, recognizes City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public...
City Receives Awards for Financial Reporting
The City of Wichita has been recognized nationally for excellence in financial management and reporting. The City has been awarded the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” from the Government Finance Officers Association...
Bypass Pipe Ready For Use at Water Treatment Plant
Construction of a bypass pipe at the main water treatment plant is now ready for use in the event the leaking primary pipe fails. Next crews will add new structural supports and test the treatment process. They are scheduled to finish the final steps o...
City Schedules Prescribed Burns at Parks
In a conservation effort, the City of Wichita Park & Recreation Department is scheduling prescribed burns February through March at the following parks:
• Chisholm Creek,
• Dr. Glen Dey,
• Pawnee Prairie,
State of the City Address Today
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer will present his 2015 State of the City Address at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 27, in the Wichita City Council Chamber at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Attendees, including media, should arrive early to gain timely access throu...
MYC Promotes National Drug Facts Week
Group joins teens across the U.S. in weeklong effort to shatter the myths on drugs
The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) has joined forces with teens and scientists across the United States as part of “National Drug Facts Week,” or N...
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Unveils New Logo
City leaders unveiled a new logo today for the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport and provided an update on the new terminal’s progress.
The new Airport logo contains a dominant ‘W’ for Wichita and a subtle ‘E’ for Eisenhower, both ...
Update on Water Leak
There has been very little change over the weekend to a leak discovered last Wednesday at the main water treatment plant. The amount of water seeping to the surface has increased slightly since first being discovered, but it remains a small leak.
Update on Main Water Pipe Leak
The leaking primary pipe at the main water treatment plant has not worsened overnight, City of Wichita officials said at a Friday morning news conference.
Operations at the plant are normal, water supply remains safe and sufficient and customer...
State of the City Address Tuesday
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer will present his 2015 State of the City Address at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Wichita City Council Chamber at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Attendees, including media, should arrive early to gain timely access thr...
Pipe Leak Could Impact Water Usage
City of Wichita crews discovered a leak in a pipe near the main water treatment plant on Wednesday which could significantly affect water service to all 450,000 residential, business and wholesale customers. Leaks can precede significant pipe failures...
Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
City of Wichita Closures
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19. The closed facilities include Neighborhood Resource Centers, Wichita Public Library locations, ...
City Seeks Feedback on Federal Funds
Presentation and Public Hearing Scheduled for next week
The Grants Review Committee appointed by the Wichita City Council will host a public hearing next week regarding uses of certain federal funds for 2015 and 2016. The m...
Rebates Still Available for Water Savings Items
There is still time to send in your application for the City of Wichita rebate program that provides incentives for conserving water.
Devices purchased on or before Dec. 31, 2014 are eligible for the rebate. Applications mu...
CityArts January Exhibits
CityArts is hosting two new exhibits now through Jan. 24 that celebrate the work of established and emerging art...