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Sedgwick County 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.

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 meetings typically fall on the 3rd Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. There is no meeting in December.

Contact: Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator - 660-7056.

Wichita/Sedgwick County Access Advisory BoardMembers

Wichita/Sedgwick County Access Advisory Board Operating Policies

2017 Schedule

Minutes

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: 12:30 p.m. 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 Thursday of every month in the EMS Classroom at 1015 Stillwell, Wichita.

Contact: Shawn Hornbaker, Animal Control Program Manager, 660-7070

Animal Care Advisory Board Members

Arts Council

Purpose: To advance and promote arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration.

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

Contact: John D'Angelo - 303.8640

Arts Council Information

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: Glenda Martens, Department of Corrections Director - 660-7014

Community Corrections Advisory Board Information

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

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

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

Contact: Rusty Leeds, Assistance County Manager, 660-4956

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Information

Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board

Purpose: Make recommendations regarding intellectual and developmental disability programs.

Contact: Dee Nighswonger, 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: Jeannette Livingston - 660-7635

Sedgwick County Developmental Disabilities Community Council Information

District 3 Citizens Advisory Board

Purpose: Express opinions and make recommendations to Commissioner David Dennis on topics pertinent to Sedgwick County government. This board takes no binding action.

Meets: Generally meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m., Goddard School District Conference Center, 305 S. Main, Goddard

Contact: Kate Flavin, Public Information Officer, 660-9370

Emergency Communications Advisory Board

Purpose: The purpose of the Wichita- Sedgwick County¬ Emergency Communications Advisory Board shall be to determine operational policies and procedures. The Board may review recommendations of new technologies utilized by the Sedgwick County Emergency Communications Department which directly support the 911 infrastructure and advise on emergency communications-related matters as they affect the Emergency Communications Department.

Permanent voting members shall be: Sedgwick County Sheriff, Sedgwick County Fire Chief, Director of Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service, Director of Sedgwick County Emergency Management, City of Wichita Police Chief, City of Wichita Fire Chief, City of Derby Police Chief, City of Derby Fire Chief, a representative of Suburban Fire Departments, a representative of Suburban Police Departments, a designee by the Sedgwick County Manager, and a designee by the City of Wichita City Manager.

Regular meetings of the Board shall be held on the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December of each year at 2:00 p.m. at the Emergency Communications Department, 714 N. Main, Wichita, KS.

Contact: Amy Guthrie - 316-660-4977

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: Daniel Wegner, Fire Marshal - 660-3473

Fire Code Board of Appeals Members

Forensic Science Center Advisory Board

Purpose: Advise the department director and district coroner on matters of policy and procedure regarding forensic pathology and laboratory services.

Meets: Quarterly at the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center The next meeting will be held on April 20, 2017 from 3:30pm and 4:30pm at the Regional Forensic Science Center.

Contact: Dr. Timothy Rohrig, Director - 660-4800

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: Glenda Martens, Department of Corrections Director - 660-7014

Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board Information

Law Enforcement Training Center Advisory Board

Purpose: The Board of County Commissioners of Sedgwick County entered into an interlocal agreement with the City of Wichita for the operation of a law enforcement training center on the Wichita State Innovation Campus.

Meets: Quarterly 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at LETC Room #249.

Contact: Rusty Leeds, Assistant County Manager, 660-4955

Law Enforcement Training Center Advisory Board

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

Contact: Rick Shellenbarger, Sedgwick County Emergency Management - 660-5971
James Catt - Chair
Mary Jenkins - Vice-Chair

Local Emergency Planning Committee Members

Local Emergency Planning Committee Information

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 271 N. Main – 3rd floor conference room

Contact: Joan Tammany, COMCARE Director

Sedgwick County Mental Health Advisory Board Information

Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD)

Board of Code Standards and Appeals (BCSA) Purpose: Provides technical code review and recommendations to the City Council and County Commission on matters involving the Building Code, building construction & remodeling, contractor licensing, dangerous building condemnation and demolition, and neighborhood code enforcement matters.

Meets: The first Monday of every month at 1:00 PM at the Ronald Reagan Building located at 271 W. 3rd St. N, in the Third Floor Training Room

Building Examiners and Appeals Board Members

Board of Code Standards and Appeals Information

Meetings

April 11, 2017 Agenda| Minutes

Contact: Kortney Capello, MABCD Assistant Director.

Board of Electrical Appeals (BEA)

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

Meets: The second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM at the Ronald Reagan Building located at 271 W. 3rd St. N, in the Large Conference Room on First Floor.

Contact: Chris Nordick, MABCD Electrical & Elevator Chief, 660-1736

Board of Electrical Appeals Information

Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating and Boiler (Mechanical 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: The first Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM at the Ronald Reagan Building located at 271 W. 3rd St. N, in the Large Conference Room on First Floor.

Contact: Stoney Nethercot, MABCD Mechanical Chief, 660-1829.

Mechanical Board Information

Board of Appeals of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

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

Meets: The last Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM at the Ronald Reagan Building located at 271 W. 3rd St. N, in the Large Conference Room on First Floor.

Contact: Jason Little, MABCD Plumbing Chief at 660-1717.

Board of Appeals of Plumbers and Gas Fitters Information

Wastewater Advisory Board

Purpose: Advise the Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners and the director of the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) on matters of policy and procedure regarding any matters related to the onsite wastewater installation and maintenance.

Meets: As needed at the Ronald Reagan Building located at 271 W. 3rd St. N, in the Large Conference Room on First Floor.

Contact: Tim Wagner, MABCD, 660-1785

Wastewater Advisory Board Members

Water Well Construction Advisory Board

Purpose: Advise the Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners and the director of the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) on matters of policy and procedure regarding any matters related to the onsite water well installation and maintenance.

Meets: As needed at the Ronald Reagan Building located at 271 W. 3rd St. N, in the Large Conference Room on First Floor.

Contact: Monte Munyon, MABCD, 660-1788

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, on the second floor of The Ronald Reagan Building. Click here for a complete list of meetings.

Contact: Dale Miller, Planning Director - 268-4425

Planning Commission Information

Public Building Commission

Purpose: When requested by the Board of County Commissioners or any other authorized public agency, sell bonds and use the proceeds to purchase or build buildings and other facilities that serve a public purpose; lease the properties to the requesting government; and use the lease revenue to repay the bond principal and interest

Meets: As needed in response to requests from the Board of County Commissioners or some other public agency.

Contact: Lindsay Poe Rousseau, Interim CFO - 660-7141

Sedgwick County Public Building Commission Members

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: Every other month on the third Thursday at 3 p.m. National Center for Aviation Training, 4004 N. Webb Road, Room S 210, Wichita.

Contact: Paula Pitts, Wichita Area Technical College, 677-9500

Sedgwick County Technical Education and Training Authority information

Sheriff's Civil Service Advisory Board

Purpose: Establish regulations for personnel matters and standards of performance. Meets: 9 a.m. at the Public Safety Building, 714 N. Main, Wichita, 2nd floor training room on the following dates

Contact: Michael Irvin, Civil Service Officer - 660-1167

Solid Waste Management Committee

Purpose: Preparation 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

2017 Solid Waste Plan

Meetings: April 2017 Agenda| Minutes

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 at 9730 E. 50th St. N., Bel Aire.

Contact: Brent Shelton, Economic Development & Tax System Director - (316) 660-9231

Stormwater Management Advisory Board (SMAB)

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

Meets: 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Sedgwick County Public Works Building, 1144 S. Seneca.

Contact: Jim Weber, Deputy Director of Public Works - 660-1777

Stormwater Management Advisory Board Information

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 Thursdays each month, in accordance with an adopted schedule, on the second floor of The Ronald Reagan Building.

Click here for a complete list of meetings.

Contact: Dave Clements - 268-4421

Zoning Appeals Board Members