525 N. Main Suite 320
Wichita, KS 67203
Chair Pro Tem
If you would like to address the
Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners during an
meeting, please provide your request in writing to the
Sedgwick County Manager's Office at least nine days
prior to the meeting date. You can email your
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax
it to 316-383-7946. If you have any questions, you
may also call the manager's office at 316-660-9386. Your
written request should include the following:
If you wish to speak during a public hearing, you will be asked to
provide your name, phone number and address at the meeting. If you
wish to speak about an agenda item that is not a public hearing, please
contact your county commissioner.
If you would like to submit a request for a
proclamation, contact the Communications and Community Initiatives Office at
660-9370. Be prepared to submit a letter of
request and the proclamation.
Read a sample proclamation.
In fulfilling its legislative
responsibilities, the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners considers
resolutions, which are equivalent to bills in the United States
Congress and the Kansas Legislature and to ordinances considered by municipal
governing councils. A resolution generally originates at the request of a
commissioner, another elected official, the county manager or a department
director. Resolutions are drafted by the Sedgwick County Counselors Office.
Before voting on a proposed resolution,
it is discussed by the board at the meeting. Any citizen may appear before
the board to speak, up to five minutes, either in favor of or in opposition to
the resolution. Following discussion, the board votes on the
resolution. Adoption of an ORDINARY resolution requires a majority (three or more)
yes votes from the board. Resolutions become effective on
passage or upon publication, if required.
If there is a state law on a subject
that applies to a particular county, but the law does
not apply to all counties uniformly, a CHARTER
resolution is necessary in dealing with that subject. A
charter resolution requires four â€œyesâ€ votes and is
subject to a protest petition. If a protest
petition is filed, then the matter must go before a vote
of the people
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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