Departments and Staff
Wamego is governed by a Commission-Manager form of government. The five member City Commission is elected at large by the registered voters of Wamego. The City Commission appoints a City Manager to direct many of the City’s affairs on a day to day basis, although some City facilities are administered through City boards, appointed by the City Commission. These facilities include the Wamego City Hospital, Wamego City Library, Wamego Housing Authority public housing on Chrysler Drive, and the Wamego Municipal Airport.
The City Manager is assisted by an administrative staff, housed at the City Office, 430 Lincoln Ave. The City Clerk is responsible for keeping the City’s official records, prepares payroll and serves as personnel officer. The City Treasurer manages financial accounts and assists the City Clerk in preparing financial reports. The accounts payable clerk insures payment of the City’s obligations. Utility billing and customer service are other functions provided at the City Office, as are Planning and Code Enforcement.