The Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Commission was created through City Ordinance 29-610 and County Resolution Number 135-1967. Below are some brief highlights about the Planning Commission.
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.
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.
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.
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Commission meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the City Hall Building, 1st floor - City Council Chambers, 455 N. Main St., Wichita, Kansas. Check the meeting calendar for specific days and times.
Interested in joining our board? Follow the link for the application.
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