Boards & Committees
The purpose of the Advance Plans Committee is to provide guidance to staff and the Planning Commission in developing, formulating and considering projections, forecasts, goals and objectives, proposals, plans and policies that affect the long term physical, social and economic character of the planning area.
The purpose of the Affordable Housing Review Board shall be to provide professional expertise and community perspective in the evaluation of proposals for affordable housing programming, as well as recommendations for funding. The Board advises the City Council and City staff on affordable housing matters. The Board shall incorporate principles of equity into its decision-making to properly serve the City’s minority communities.
This board advises the City Council on issues related to bicycling and walking in Wichita; participates in planning and project development; evaluates policies; and makes recommendations to City departments. It plays an influential role in implementing Wichita’s Bicycle Master Plan. Board members also spend additional hours outside of board meetings learning more about agenda items and tracking projects.
The Mechanical Board provides technical code review and recommendations to the City Council and Sedgwick County Commission on matters involving the Mechanical Codes; mechanical installations, construction, and remodeling; and contractor licensing. This seven-member board is shared with Sedgwick County. Three members are appointed by the City Council, and one member is a joint appointment by the City and County.
Since its inception, the development of the Board of Bids and Contracts has focused a large portion of the responsibility for purchases where the statutory limitation applies and formal bid procedures are followed.
The BCSA provides technical code review and recommendations to the City Council and County Commission on matters involving the Building Code, building construction and remodeling, contractor licensing, dangerous building condemnation and demolition, and neighborhood code enforcement matters
The Board of Electrical Appeals provides technical code review and recommendations to the City Council and County Commission on matters involving the Electrical and Elevator Codes; electrical installations, construction, and remodeling; and contractor licensing. This seven-member board is shared with Sedgwick County.
This seven-member advisory board makes recommendations to the City Council on issues related to parks; land acquisition and disposition of existing park properties and facilities; recreation programming; fees; the Park and Recreation Department's Budget and Capital Improvement Program Budget; future park development; and other issues related to parks and recreation.
The Community Services Block Grant provides assistance to state and local communities via a network of Community Action Agencies and other neighborhood-based organizations for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient. This review committee participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs funded from grants made available under the Community Services Block Grant Act.
The Cultural Funding Committee is a subcommittee of the Arts Council, Inc. The committee is charged with reviewing grant applications and making funding recommendations to the City Council on various City of Wichita cultural arts grant applications.
The Design Advisory Committee is responsible for advising Delano's Design Review Committee on all decisions pertaining to those applications submitted within the Delano Neighborhood Overlay District that do not conform to the requirements of the Delano Neighborhood Design Guidelines.
The Design Council makes recommendations on the incorporation of art and aesthetic design into public improvements. The council further makes recommendations to the humanities and the City Council on the selection and promotion of public art.
Learn about the advisory boards for the 6 Wichita districts.
The purpose of the Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights Advisory Board is to nurture organizational development to create a culture that values intrinsic diversity, civil rights and inclusion in services, programs and policies by identifying and addressing discrimination and barriers to diversity, inclusion and civil rights, and initiating equitable strategies to connect the City of Wichita with community partners.
The Ethics Advisory Board advises the City Council and City staff on matters related to the City's Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics is rooted in the City's values, which include: Respect, Ethics, Stewardship Integrity and Engagement.
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Food and Farm Council (FFC) will coordinate and connect food system activities, elevating the goals of the Food System Master Plan.
View information on the Golf Board of Governors.
The Historic Preservation Board has the mission of recognizing and protecting Wichita's historic heritage.
The Mayor's Youth Council (MYC) was formed in 2008 by Mayor Carl Brewer to provide youth with the opportunity to weigh in on community issues and learn about their City government.
The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations on planning cases to the governing bodies.
Read about the Subdivision Committee.
Discover more information about the Wichita Animal Services Advisory Board.
Find information on the Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals.
The City of Wichita maintains a number of Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions. The purpose of these groups is to pay specialized attention to certain areas affecting our community and to make recommendations to better inform City Council decisions. These groups range from Library operations, to urban planning, to Park activities, and much more. There are also six District Advisory Boards which make recommendations to City Council and City staff on a number of wide ranging issues.