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Communications and Community Initiatives

Advisory Boards

The following task force and advisory board meetings are subject to the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA), which generally requires all discussion to take place in a setting that is free and accessible to the public.

5th District Advisory Board

The goal is to share information regarding current Sedgwick County issues or projects, hear feedback and ideas, and provide additional information on other topics of interest related to the 5th Commission District.

5th District Advisory Board Members

Access Advisory Board - Sedgwick County/Wichita

Purpose: Assist in the review of county policies to ensure requirements of ADA are met, and provide feedback to the city of Wichita and Sedgwick County on issues related to access under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Meets: Customarily meets monthly at 10 a.m., every fourth Wednesday at Envision, 610 N. Main, basement conference room.  November and December  meetings typically fall on 3rd Wednesday due to the holidays.

Contact: Robbie Berry, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator - 660-7052

Sedgwick County/Wichita Access Advisory Board Members

Advisory Council on Aging

Purpose: Establish goals and provide recommendations for meeting the identified needs of older citizens and persons with physical disabilities in Sedgwick County.

Meets: Noon on the second Wednesday of every month at various locations throughout Sedgwick County.

Contact: Annette Graham, Department on Aging Director - 660-5221

Advisory Council on Aging information

Advisory Council on Aging Members

Animal Care Advisory Board

Purpose: Make recommendations regarding policies and procedures for operation of the Sedgwick County Animal Control Department.

Meets: Customarily meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 1144 S. Seneca, Wichita. 

Contact: Tom Stolz, MABCD Director, 660-1840

Animal Care Advisory Board Members

Arts Council

Purpose: Serve at the "Chamber of Commerce" for the arts and humanities. 

Meets: Board of Directors - every second Thursday of each month at CITYARTS, 334 N. Mead, Wichita

Contact: John D'Angelo, Director of CITYARTS - 462-2787

Central Plains Quad-County Planning Forum

Purpose: Aid the cities within four counties to achieve cooperative planning.

Meets: Quarterly on the third Monday in March, June, September and December. Location rotates among the four counties.

Community Corrections Advisory Board

Purpose: Participate in the formulation of the comprehensive plan for the development, implementation and operation of services.  Represents various community and criminal justice constituencies.

Meets: 8 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 905 N. Main, Wichita. 

Contact: Mark Masterson, Department of Corrections Director - 660-7014

Community Corrections Advisory Board Information

Community Corrections Advisory Board Members

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Purpose: Serve as the planning body for the criminal justice system in Sedgwick County.

Meets: 10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the training room in the administrative wing of the detention facility. 

Contact: Marv Duncan, Public Safety Director, 660-495

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Information

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Members

Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board

Purpose: Make recommendations regarding intellectual and developmental disability programs.

Contact: Dee Staudt, SCDDO director - 660-7630

Sedgwick County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board Information

Developmental Disabilities Community Council

Purpose: Express opinions and make suggestions and recommendations to the governing board of the SCDDO concerning any services issue.

Contact: Peter Daniels - 660-7639

Sedgwick County Developmental Disabilities Community Council Information

Fire Code Board of Appeals

Purpose: Determine the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provide for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the fire code.

Meets: Bi-annually or upon the filing of an appeal

Contact: Tavis Leake, Fire Marshal - 660-3492

Fire Code Board of Appeals Members

Forensic Science Center Advisory Board

Purpose: Advise the coroner and county manager on matters of policy and procedure regarding forensic laboratory services.

Meets: Quarterly at the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center

Contact: Shari Beck, Chief Forensic Medical Investigator - 660-4810

Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board (Team Justice)

Purpose: Participate in the formulation of the comprehensive plan for the development, implementation and operation of the juvenile correctional services.

Meets: Customarily at 11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month at Juvenile Field Services, 3803 E. Harry in Wichita.

Contact: Mark Masterson, Department of Corrections Director - 660-7014

Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board Information

Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board Members

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Purpose:  Determine the needs for mitigating, preparing, responding and recovering from emergencies or disasters that may impact the county and region.

Meets:  Quarterly (February, May, August, November) at 2PM normally at the Public safety Building, 714 N Main, Wichita Kansas

Contact:  Sedgwick County Emergency Management – 660-5971

Local Emergency Planning Committee Members

Mental Health Advisory Board

Purpose: Make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding adoption of the annual plan and budget for mental health programs.

Meets: Noon on the fourth Thursday of each month at 635 N. Main

Contact: Marilyn Cook, COMCARE Director - 660-7600

Sedgwick County Mental Health Advisory Board Information

Mental Health Advisory Board Members

Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD)

Building Examiners and Appeals Board

Purpose: Hear decisions made by the code enforcement director relative to the application and interpretation of the building code to determine the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction.

Meets: Customarily meets at 114 S. Seneca, Wichita

Contact: Tom Stolz, MABCD Director, 660-1840

Building Examiners and Appeals Board Members

Electrical Examiners and Appeals Board

Purpose: Hear decisions made by the code enforcement director relative to the application and interpretation of the National Electric Code and to determine the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction.

Meets: Customarily at 1144 S. Seneca

Contact: Tom Stolz, MABCD Director, 660-1840

Electrical Examiners and Appeals Board Members

Mechanical Examiners and Appeals Board

Purpose: Hear and decide from decisions made by the code enforcement director relative to the application and interpretation of the mechanical code and to determine the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction.

Meets: Customarily at 1144 S. Seneca

Contact: Tom Stolz, MABCD Director, 660-1840

Mechanical Examiners and Appeals Board Members

Nuisance Appeals Board

Purpose: Hear nuisance from decisions rendered by the Department of Code Enforcement.

Meets: Customarily on an as-needed basis at 1013 Stillwell

Contact: Bud Lett, MABCD, 660-1840

Onsite Water Well Construction Advisory Board

Purpose: Advise the Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners and the director of the code enforcement department on matters of policy and procedure regarding any matters related to the onsite water well installation and maintenance.

Meets: Customarily at 1144 S. Seneca

Contact: Monte Munyon, MABCD, 660-1840

Plumbing Examiners and Appeals Board

Purpose: Hear and decide from decisions made by the code enforcement director relative to the application and interpretation of the plumbing code.

Meets: Customarily at 1144 S. Seneca

Contact: Tom Stolz, MABCD Director, 660-1840

Plumbing Examiners and Appeals Board Members

Wastewater Advisory Board

Purpose: Obtain the advisory services of licensed onsite wastewater systems installers and sewage haulers.

Contact: Tim Wagner, MABCD, 660-1840

Wastewater Advisory Board Members

Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC)

Purpose: Guide the future physical development of the Wichita-Sedgwick County area; to make recommendations on zone-change cases; and to approve subdivision plats.

Meets: 1:30 p.m. two Thursdays each month, in accordance with an adopted schedule, in the 10th floor conference room of Wichita City Hall.  Click here for a complete list of meetings.

Contact: John Schlegel, Planning Director - 268-4425

Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission Members

Public Building Commission

Purpose: Acquire real estate for constructing, reconstructing, equipping and furnishing a building or other facility of a revenue producing character; enter into leases; acquire land and facilities adjacent to or near any educational institution under the supervision of the State Board of Regents; borrow money and issue revenue bonds, etc.

Meets: Annual meeting takes place following receipt of the annual audit.

Contact: Chris Chronis, Chief Financial Officer - 660-7130

Sedgwick County Technical Education & Training Authority

Purpose:  To be a broker/overseer of technical training that fits the needs of businesses and at the same time serves as the Board of Directors for the Wichita Area Technical College. 

Meets: Third Thursday of the month, at National Center for Aviation Training, 4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita.

Contact:  Dr. Tony Kinkle, Wichita Area Technical College, 677-9500

Sedgwick County Technical Education and Training Authority Members

Sheriff's Civil Service Advisory Board

Purpose: Establish regulations for personnel matters and standards of performance.

Meets: 9 a.m. at the Sedgwick County Public Safety Building, 2nd floor training room on the following dates:

  • January 15, 2014
  • April 9, 2014
  • July 16, 2014
  • October 22, 2013

Contact: Human Resources - 660-7050

Solid Waste Management Committee

Purpose: Prepare of the Solid Waste Management Plan of Sedgwick County.

Meets: As needed at 3:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the County Extension Offices, 7001 W. 21st St. N., Wichita.

Contact: Susan Erlenwein, Environmental Resources Director - 660-7200

Solid Waste Management Committee Members

South Central Kansas Economic Development District

Purpose: Work with local groups to coordinate economic development opportunities and administer federal and state assistance to local businesses.

Meets: 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Contact: Ron Holt, Assistant County Manager -660-9393

Storm Water Management Advisory Board

Purpose: Protect lives and property within Sedgwick County by promoting better storm water management and provide financial, technical and other assistance.

Meets: 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at 1144 S. Seneca.

Contact: John Schlegel, Planning Director - 268-4425

Storm Water Management Advisory Board Members

Zoning Appeals Board

Purpose: Consider variances of the rules and regulations covering the zoning of properties in Sedgwick County as set forth in the Wichita-Sedgwick County Unified Zoning Code.

Meets: 1:30 p.m. two Tuesdays of each month in the MAPC conference room, Wichita City Hall, on the same schedule as the MAPC, when they have cases to review.

Contact: Jess McNeely - 268-4421

Zoning Appeals Board Members